Productivity in the workplace can make or break a company. Having highly productive employees often translates to the success in the business while keeping unproductive workers frequently results in minimal output and lower profits. Needless to say, it plays a huge role in maintaining a good and stress-free work environment.
How To Be Productive At Work
Learn some tricks on how to greet and balance your daily work to produce positive and desirable outcomes. Here are seven tips to show you how.
1. Start early. The secret to getting a lot of things done lies in starting with your tasks ahead of the rest of your workforce. Get up at 5 in the morning. Ignore the summons of getting back to your bed. Stretch those muscles and do a few warm-up exercises to boost brain function. Eat heavy breakfast and go straight to your office. Chances are, the earlier you leave, the lesser the chance you’ll encounter traffic and the higher the possibility that you’ll be the first one to arrive at your workplace. This means no distractions and bigger opportunity to focus more on your to-dos.
2. Setup your workstation. Organize your area so that it attracts positive vibes and energy. Keep it clean and clutter free so that no time is wasted when you need to pull up a file or two. Get rid of the items that you do not use. Post your goals prominently on your desk for encouragement. Create a to-do list and utilize calendars for easy scheduling.
3. Prioritize. Browse through your checklist and tackle the most important ones that generate the highest ROI (return on investment). Do remember that setting priorities is a habit that every person should employ.
4. Deal with emails, phone calls and meetings strategically.
- Email. Avoid checking your inbox as soon as you arrive at your desk. Do them in the middle of the day when you have completed the majority of the urgent tasks. Refrain from viewing your messages every time you hear a notification.
- Phone. Talking to the phone eats a lot of time, therefore, you should return calls at the end of the day. Employ a calling habit like standing up while on call so you are more likely to get to the point of the conversation right away.
- Meeting. Keep them at its minimum and do not schedule them all at the same time.
5. Handle distractions smartly. Check Facebook and Twitter only during your breaks. Do not encourage any type of procrastination – visiting websites that require a good amount of reading, answering every question that a colleague asks or assigning a distracting message alert tone on your mobile.
6. Take a break. Do not allow yourself to be imprisoned by the walls of your office. A short 5-minute walk does wonders to your mind and body. For instance, if you work in Makati City, consider eating out nearby commercial spaces in Makati instead of having your lunch delivered to your desk. Drink water every now and then. Get up. Step away from your tasks and take ten-minute breathers.
7. Set deadlines. Knowing that you have a deadline helps you focus on the things that are needed to be done. Hence, always make sure that everything you do has a deadline.