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Do you pride yourself on multitasking? Can you watch TV, read a magazine, text your friend, and respond to a work email all at the same time? Well, you need to stop. We don’t mean to sound harsh, but all that multitasking is hurting your brain, reducing your IQ, and drastically decreasing your productivity. Our brains are not capable of focusing on multiple tasks at once. We just simply aren’t wired that way. And, when we force our brains to jump back and forth between tasks, we’re actually damaging our most complex organ. Constant interruption (multitasking) brings on high levels of stress, dulling our brain and slowing our reaction times.
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James is a coding machine. He has been a programmer for six years and knows dozens of different programming languages. He codes incredibly fast, with very few bugs. And, to top it all off, James enjoys teaching his colleagues new languages and naturally assumes leadership roles during projects. He is a perfect example of a high-potential employee (HiPo). He likes what he does, wants to do more, and always goes the extra mile. HiPos, like James, are employees who develop into leaders, rather than those who just do their job. But, James’ managers haven’t yet identified him as a high-potential employee. He flies under the radar and his managers are too busy to check in.
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.node-type-blog article img { margin-left: auto !important; margin-right: auto !important; } h3 img { height: auto !important; } Here at Smartsheet we have a wide range of sports enthusiasts, and when it comes to the NFL, we have quite the range of fans. From the Patriots to the Packers, Broncos to the Bears, the diverse mix often results in some spirited workplace competition. But as you can imagine, since we’re a Seattle-based company, a large portion of Smartsheet employees do support the hometown team, the Seattle Seahawks.
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We can get pretty passionate about the Super Bowl at Smartsheet headquarters in Seattle, especially when our home team, the Seahawks, are playing for the second year in a row. And many of us are now switching into party-planning mode. The Super Bowl is a big deal! Many of us will start the project planning process for hosting a party to watch the big game. That process can get a little crazy, when you think about who to invite, what food to provide, decorations, timing, seating...lots of elements to consider. But when kickoff commences and we’re all able to relax and enjoy the game, consider the planning that goes into making the Super Bowl event itself come to life.
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