How to be productive during downtime at work

These quiet periods can be game changers if you use them to check to see if you’re strategically meeting job objectives, or, more importantly, on track for your longer term career goals.


We’ve all experienced slow days. For some people downtime is a normal part of project work at certain points in a project’s lifecycle. If you’ve been flat out busy for a few weeks a break for a day can be most welcome, but when you find yourself going through a longer dry spell, you need to have a plan B to keep your brain active and your heart engaged.

Before you open your browser and start looking for cat pictures, think about getting organised, tracking accomplishments, planning, networking, building rapport with your team, evaluating your goals and intentions, etc.

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