Dr. Tjai Nielsen Highlighted for Productivity Expertise


HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 19, 2014 – Too much to do and not enough time: that’s what Dr. Tjai Nielsen, associate professor of management and director of the MBA program at High Point University, recently spoke about during a news segment on WGHP Fox 8.

During the interview segment on Fox 8 with anchor Julie Grant, Nielsen offered viewers tips to sustain and increase productivity during the holiday season. He recommended tackling the most important to-dos earlier in the day; establishing a ritual of scheduling your week; setting measurable goals; and finding ways to make mundane activities more positive and fun.

“These are just a few steps to help create more time to focus on what’s truly meaningful and important,” says Nielsen. “While the holiday season can be hectic, if you manage your resources effectively, you will be able to focus on what really matters: spending time with family and friends and giving back to the community.”

On the other hand, what if there’s too much time and not enough to do – especially at work? For people who frequently feel underworked and non-essential in the office, Nielsen also offered his management expertise to Marilyn Kennedy in her article on the NWI Times, a media company in Northwest Indiana.


Nielsen offers these tips for people who are looking for more to do at work:

  • Communicate to their boss their desire to contribute more to the organization by taking on additional assignments.
  • Talk to their “busy” coworkers about their responsibilities to learn more about why they’re so busy. This will also help them learn more about the organization’s expectations and its work culture.
  • Identify what can be done to assist the organization perform more effectively and be proactive by taking on some of that work. This will contribute to greater levels of performance for both the organization and the individual.

HPU faculty in the Phillips School of Business are frequently featured in media outlets as experts on topics such as leadership, executive development, accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, commerce and marketing.


View Nielsen’s segment on Fox 8 below:

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