When you fully focus your mind, you make others attracted to you. ― Toba Beta
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The pomodoro technique is helpful when planning to accomplish multiple tasks, every single day. “Pomodoro” refers to each specific task people have set to accomplish within the day. An article in Scrubly cites Francesco Cirillo as the pomodoro father. Cirillo recommends that individuals set a particular pomodoro for 25 minutes. He encouraged professionals and others to take an interval of 5-minute break, after each 25-minute pomodoro has been completed.
Contactzilla’s article has named unofficial Apple Weblog editor, Steve Sande and Wall Street Journal writer, Sue Shellenbarger as avid users of the pomodoro system.
Relaxing your mind once in a while is the key to driving away distractions. Once your mind has combated distractions, brain sharpness increases. Taking intervals of a 5-minute break in between pomodoros relaxes your team members cognitively. As a result, they’re bound to commit lesser mistakes when they’re at work. Expertly accomplishing tasks brings immeasurable self-fulfillment to teams.
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Instant but efficient outputs make your clients stick it out with your team. Clients keep the business and work going. Complying with a strict timing of 25 minutes per task avoids procrastination. Subordinates keep in mind lax on working faster will only get them into trouble.
You accomplish a long-term goal faster by applying the pomodoro technique. Writing an eBook is a perfect example. Invest a 25-minute per batch of draft chapters for the team to work on. Ideally, let your subordinates work on the draft of 2 chapters per 25 minute time span. Don’t be surprised if your team successfully completes an entire e-book’s draft in 3 weeks, or maybe, even less!
Your people can’t resist giving themselves a pat on the back after coming up with creative ideas. Let your subordinates rest during pomodoro’s 5-minute breaks. When your subordinates are relaxed, they’re better able to come up with professional creative ideas for the entire team.
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Knowing that you’ve done the right thing makes you feel confident about yourself. Your team is motivated to work more, if they’re confident about their abilities. Breaking down your tasks into 25-minute intervals lets your people make feasible decisions in relation to each of their tasks.
Your team will look forward to bearing 25 minutes of work that equals a break reward. Your team is highly going to stay with you if they look forward to working, instead of dreading it.
Make the pomodoro technique work for your team. Incremental tasks bring about endless positive results to your organization as a whole.
You never know what you’re missing without pomodoros. Get on top of the game. Make it a habit to unleash your team’s productivity with the pomodoro technique.
John Anderson is a Web Developer, Creative Content Director and a Commissioned Artist. He is particular in watching web and social media changes and uses. He is interested about various internet trends and enjoys his day job as a cartoonist and commissioned artist. Follow him on Twitter.
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