Feel like you are buried under your daily to-do list? There is no time to plan ahead? These are classic signs of task saturation, says Randy Harrington, CEO of Extreme Arts and Sciences in Eugene, Ore.  Even though many people suffer from task saturation, most don’t know how to overcome it.

Harrington recommends the following:

1. Allow employees to occasionally work “in a bubble.” While in the bubble, there can be no interruptions. This gives them the ability to focus and get a tough job done from start to finish.

2. Give employees a window to your plans and the planning process. This doesn’t mean you have to ask their opinion, but you should allow them to see where the business is headed and why.

3. Encourage people to share their priorities with one another. That will help employees determine what really MUST be done today.