The modern worker has a thousand things to do at any one time. These should be ruthlessly and methodically prioritised. Otherwise you’ll consistently add less value at work. Find ways to avoid being distracted by tasks that jump to the front of the queue like email and alerts (see below). You also need a system for prioritising tasks – a simple one will do, and will always be better than none. So list out the tasks you have and, whether it’s a score out of 10 or colour coding, do it and stick to it.