To be successful at your work and get everything done, you need to perform more efficiently and effectively. Managers and executives want to get the most from their employees, if your output is not as expected, your job could be in trouble.
To increase your output, you have two options, either to work more hours or to work smarter, I believe all of us want the second option which is working with the same hours but with higher productivity.
Staying energized, focused and productive at work can seem impossible, but it’s not hard as it seems, find below some tips on how to be productive at work:
Take regular breaks
Taking scheduled 5-10 mins breaks will help you to improve your concentration. Short Break will increase your productivity by getting your blood flowing, it helps you to maintain a constant level of performance; while working at a task without breaks leads to a steady decline in performance.
Have your to-do list
Having your to-do list will help you to exactly know what needs to be done. This will help you to stay organized and focused. It will also give you the satisfaction and the feeling of accomplishment when you finish each task. Prepare your next day list at the end of each day. Keep your list reasonable and by carefully prioritizing so you don’t feel disappointed and unproductive when you don’t finish.
While many think that the multitasking is an important skill for increasing efficiency, but trying to accomplish more than one task at a time can result in lost time and productivity.
Studies have shown that people who try to do two or more things at once end up becoming distracted, with poor quality of work. Focus on one task at a time, commit to it before moving on to the next task.
Eliminate your meetings.
How many hours you are spending weekly in unproductive meetings. Meetings are one of the biggest time-sucks around. Before you attend any meeting, ask yourself if the meeting’s goal can be accomplish via email or phone, if yes, then save the meeting time and do something more useful than attending unproductive meeting.
Have a nice & clean workspace
You may don’t think about your desk or the elements around you, but research shows that having pleasing elements like plants,candles or pictures can increase productivity. A messy desk is the number one productivity killer. Set aside some time for a clean your desk, you will be amazed how much easier it is to get things done when your space is tidy and organized.