Heather Rome, Formerly of DAI – Maintaining Focus

Heather Rome has always been an extremely focused individual, which served her well during her time at DAI, but she also recognizes that the modern world is full of distractions. With the invention of smartphones, computers, email and other things vying for your attention at work, understanding how to avoid distractions and stay focused on the job could lead to increased productivity.

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A Steady Pace

Aim to maintain a steady pace towards task accomplishment by working quickly enough to complete your tasks without stressing to finish them in a rushed manner. Trying to cram everything into as short a time as possible will simply lead to burning out by the middle of the day.

Plan Your Day

When faced with a busy day, try spending a little bit of time organizing your tasks and crafting an action plan. Break big jobs down into smaller milestones and assign time to each of your tasks instead of flitting between them in an effort to finish them all at once.

Turn Off the Phone

If you need to concentrate on an important piece of work, try taking a break from all of the technologies that might distract you. Silence your phone and avoid your email inbox until you have finished what you set out to do. You may need to alert colleagues of this plan in advance.

Take a Break

Taking regular short breaks allows you to collect and organize your thoughts. Taking a few moments to pause from the task can also do wonders for your productivity levels when you return to the task at hand.

Heather Rome DAI has worked for several international businesses, including Development Alternatives, Inc (DAI) in a variety of management roles and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA).


Heather Rome, formerly of DAI – Tips for Creating a Healthy Work Environment

Positivity leads to productivity, as Heather Rome found during her time at DAI. When people feel happy in what they do, they are more willing to put in the extra effort required to help a company achieve its goals. With that in mind, here are a couple of tips that should help you create a positive workplace.

Heather Rome DAI
Heather Rome DAI

Be Appreciative

If you have the opportunity to lead a project of any size, always be sure to show your appreciation to your team whenever they accomplish a task. Just a simple compliment or thank-you can boost a person’s mood and ensure they remain positive throughout the course of the day. This appreciation should also extend to all people who have helped the team reach success, including those with whom you rarely come into contact.


Strong leaders take the time to listen to suggestions and feedback. Being heard is one of the most encouraging aspects of positive team membership, communicates that team members are valued individuals, and leads to increased productivity. It also encourages team members to share methods that can contribute to overall increased levels of efficiency.

Have a Little Fun

While the focus of the office is on the work at hand, personal interactions and causal celebrations of team success can boost office morale. Maintaining positive team morale leads to increased productivity, team dedication, and greater levels of overall success.

Heather Rome DAI (Development Alternatives, Inc) is an experienced and knowledgeable professional who appreciated a healthy and productive work environment.