Most of us perform our daily tasks at our desk near the computer. Often this is not the best place to do certain activities or priority tasks that take more concentration and less distraction. Activities such as strategic thinking, reading, writing and development often require a different environment to assist in changing the mindset to help perform those tasks more quickly and efficiently. An advantage of technology tools, telework and remote work environments is that workers can now utilize the right environment for the right activity.

Here is one type of zone environment each worker should have ;

 Thinking zone

Most decisions are made easily, but some important decisions require more thought and consideration before we can make them. These decisions take time and deliberation to consider the best options. Trying to make these important decisions in the active-communication zone often is not the best practice. It can be difficult to concentrate, and e-mails and interruptions become a distraction. Important decision making is usually done effectively in quiet spaces and in times of solitude. This thinking zone could be created during the commute to or from work, during a break, on a quick walk around the office building or neighborhood or even during physical exercise. Instead of forcing a key decision to be made in an active-communication zone, plan the day to consider those decisions during a thinking zone time period. Not only will the decision process take less time, the thinking zone can also improve decision making.


Time Management: Working in the Right Environment for the Right Activity—The Thinking Zone