This CEO says you should work less to be more productive

As a boss of mine once said – ‘It’s not the hours you put in, but what you put into the hours.’

Fortune

The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions about careers and leadership. Today’s answer to the question “What’s your best advice for staying productive at work?” is by Jim Yu, CEO of BridgeEdge.

Staying productive at work is often about motivation. It’s not a question of, “How motivated are you?” but rather, “What fuels your fire?” When starting a company, the balance between strategic and tactical focus is likely one of the biggest time-drains — at least it was for me. In the beginning, you’re razor-focused on hitting your next milestone, and working toward that goal every day: shipping products, closing deals, attracting customers, and hiring a team. But as all of those pieces come into play, it’s the smaller details that take up more time, energy, and precious productivity. You can easily…

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