The Insidious Danger of ‘Displacement Activities’

Steve Toburen

Have you ever found yourself busy—just for the sake of being busy? Busy work—or “displacement activities”—are all the tasks you do for your business that have little to no importance, especially when it comes to growing your business and generating income. 

In this edition of Take 5 With Cleanfax, ISSA Media Director Jeff Cross interviews Steve Toburen, the founder of Home Front Success, about such activities, which sneak into the routine of business owners and keep them from doing the things they really need to get done. Toburen shares three strategies to ensure that displacement activities don’t take over with you and your company. You can subscribe to Toburen’s weekly QuickTIP newsletter here.

To learn how to stay on task with your most meaningful business activities, watch or listen to the complete episode of Take 5 With Cleanfax below.

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Jeff Cross

Jeff Cross is the ISSA media director, with publications that include Cleaning & Maintenance Management, ISSA Today, and Cleanfax magazines. He is the previous owner of a successful cleaning and restoration firm. He also works as a trainer and consultant for business owners, managers, and front-line technicians. He can be reached at [email protected].

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