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Why Time Management Doesn't Work — And How My Team Doubled Their Productivity Once I Started Doing This Instead Time management is killing your productivity – here's why and what you need to do to increase your productivity instead.

By Tanya Dalton

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Time management has been a productivity buzzword in the workplace for decades. Since the industrial revolution, people have been trying to find ways to maximize their output and efficiency, by focusing on the clock.

As a successful business owner since 2008, I did everything I could to maximize productivity and encouraged my team to manage their time. I implemented tactics like instilling a 4-day workweek, hoping it would help my team manage their time better. They loved the shorter weeks, but we found that they still felt like they were in a constant state of racing the clock.

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