KPMG: Attention & Focus in the Workplace 2/6/17

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Caroline Quinn, a first-year audit associate at KPMG, came in to speak to UPAA Monday night. She had members rate ten activities that they did in the past week in terms of urgency and importance and based on these ratings, the activities were categorized as necessities, focuses, temptations, or distractions. She then discussed how to avoid temptations and distractions to instead lean toward activities that are entirely necessities and focuses. One major idea was to avoid using phones as much as possible, with another important theme being to set goals and have priorities. Caroline also mentioned the importance of talking to your superiors in the workplace to learn more about their expectations, which can further eliminate unnecessary tasks. Along with this, she discussed the importance of delegating tasks and not taking on insurmountable loads of work.

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