People assume that being productive mean doing more work each day, but it’s not right. Instead, productivity means a person’s efficiency of completing a task. Productivity is doing important things persistently. No matter whatever task you perform each day in your workplace but only some of the things are true and very much important, if you are completing important tasks consistently then only you are productive in your work. You are not required to work for a number of hours but you need to work smartly, spend time on those tasks which can benefit the workplace or company. This will make your boss impressed and you will be more appraised for your work. A productive employee is more preferred by the companies than a hard-working employee.
Here are some strategies that will help you to make your work more productive:
- QUIT MULTITASKING: We think that ability to do multiple tasks is an important skill to be productive or increasing efficiency but this can ruin your work. This can be a time-wasting activity, you will not be able to focus on any of the tasks properly, and hence you result in wasting time and task is also not completed effectively. Try to focus on one thing and then move to another
- TRY TO MINIMIZE INTERRUPTIONS: Try not to get interrupted in between your work, this will disturb you and then are you cannot focus and it will take more time to complete a task. Interruptions can be minor like an unexpected phone call, minimizing interruptions may mean you can set office hours, keeping your door closed, or you can work from home for to complete time-based projects.
- PREPARE TO-DO LIST: Organize your to-do list each night for next coming day, this will make your work more customized and will also save your time for next. This takes only 10 minutes at night and saves around 3 hours for next day and will also help to stay focused and you will also feel it is required to complete your to-do list. This will not postpone your work.
Maintaining productivity for the long term is not an easy task you need to maximize your productivity each day at the workplace.