Many people feel like their workdays are disjointed. It’s easy to get started on a serious project, then glance at your calendar and realize you have a phone call in another 20 minutes. Even if it’s not a very important phone call, you decide not to delve too deeply into your project, because you’ll just have to pull yourself away soon.

The problem, if you’re not careful, is that then you never get long stretches of time to devote to serious thought. Strategic thinking time is incredibly important for productivity.

One solution? The Friday morning shuffle.

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