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7 Secrets to Maximum Work Productivity

This video identifies seven simple steps that adults with ADHD can take to avoid the two most common workplace liabilities: lost productivity and even possible termination.

You have a challenging job — and ADHD. So chances are you also struggle with inattention, with organizing complex project, and with finishing what you start.

Use the seven steps in this video to be more productive at work.

7 Secrets to Maximum Work Productivity

ADHD can be a workplace liability.

Lost productivity at work means:

  • Frustration
  • Stress
  • Possible termination
  • Thousands of dollars in employer costs each year

But ADHD at work can also mean:

  • Unmatched innovation
  • Dynamic interpersonal skills
  • Creative leadership

The trick to getting things done is learning to anticipate your challenges and building systems to address them. Start with these 7 tips.

1. Tackle your inbox at set times.

Don’t waste the day checking your email every five minutes.

Dive into your unread folder only every hour or two. Set an alarm, add incoming tasks to your to-do list, and prioritize replies accordingly.

2. Limit your distractions.

Ask co-workers not to disturb you outside of prearranged “office hours.”

3. Get physically active before a boring task.

Walk up and down a few flights of stairs to prime your brain for the executive functions ahead.

4. Boost your reading with color.

When reading digitally, use the highlighting tool to boost your attention and comprehension.

5. Reserve 15 minutes a day to organize.

Avoid “buried desk syndrome” by clearing your desk and dealing with paperwork daily.

6. Log deadlines in Google Calendar.

Count backward from each due date and set email reminders for each phase’s completion.

7. Take copious notes in meetings.

This helps you focus, and provides an outlet for restlessness.

“Having ADHD is not a negative thing. A lot of entrepreneurs, entertainers, politicians, and business leaders have ADHD.” – Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D.

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