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What You Can Do To Be More Productive At Work

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The more productive you are at work, the more you’ll get done and quicker you’ll get ahead and find success with your career. Use the following ideas to help you work smarter instead of harder and focus on the most critical to-dos before all else.

You’ll find you feel less stressed out and more in control when you’re efficient and productive on a regular basis. It may require you to have to change your ways and work habits a bit so be patient with yourself as you adjust accordingly. Most importantly, eliminate distractions and set boundaries with others so you’re not allowing other people to throw you off balance or get in the way of you completing your tasks.

Hire Help

You can be more productive at work by hiring outside parties and other people to help you along the way. For example, if you’re in the trucking business, then you should look into reaching out to a third party such as fleet telematics providers so you can monitor your fleets and make better management decisions based on data. Also, consider hiring help such as working with vendors or bringing on additional staff to assist when you have a lot of work that needs to be done.

Bring Your Tasks Online

Another way to be more productive at work is to choose to bring your tasks online. This way, you can use technology and various computer programs to help you work faster. You’ll also commit fewer errors when you can plug in numbers and have the answers automatically presented back to you in an instant.

Take More Breaks

Although it sounds a bit contradictory, the truth is that you’ll be more productive if you take breaks and allow your mind to rest. You can be more productive at work by giving yourself time to rest in between tasks versus overdoing it and becoming tired and exhausted quickly. You’ll also be likely to make fewer mistakes when you allow your brain to stop thinking so much.

Avoid Multi-Tasking

It’s also important that you avoid multi-tasking if you want to be more productive at work. You’ll get more done when you’re focused on taking care of items that are most important first and then working your way down to the tasks that are less critical and pressing. You’ll find that you can think clearer and aren’t so stressed out when you focus on completing one to-do at a time.

Make Lists & Prioritise Tasks

Finally, you can be more productive at work when you sit down and make lists of what you want to accomplish. Record down your upcoming tasks for the following day, weeks and months and then put them in priority order as well. This way you can leave the office each night feeling good about what you accomplished and knowing that you’ll get to the additional to-dos when you have time. You’ll also sleep better at night knowing you got done what you needed to and aren’t falling behind with your work.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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