3 Ways to Increase Productivity in Work
Procrastination feels like a real barrier, especially in work where it can affect your career.
Increasing workplace productivity is easy, by following a few steps – tweaking your workplace behavior, the long term outcome can be a promotion, career progression and job satisfaction
There are 3 steps we all need to take when we want to create personal motivation, once followed you will increase your work place productivity quickly
Step 1 To Increase Productivity
Time Slots – it is easy, in the age of technology, to switch from one task to another.
In a team meeting you answer a badly timed email. At your desk an idea takes you away from you task while you search resources fro your idea on Google. A report writing task is interrupted by a social media query.
To increase productivity set particular time slots for various task. 9:30-10:00 reply to emails, 10:00-12:00 complete task one. After a 30 minute lunch break, spend 30 minutes answering your morning emails, follow this by task 2.
Setting time slots saves collectively a large portion of time over a week. Even better having focus on only one task, increase production.
Step 2 To Increase Productivity
Focus on the pain of not completing a task
Pain is a big motivator. When you procrastinate you focus on the pain of the task. To create productivity focus on the pain of not completing your task.
Have you ever procrastinated and then at the last minute you took action? This is because your pain focus change from the pain of the task to the pain of not completing the task. The strategy does create action, but last minute action doesn’t give you room for error. Your work isn’t the best it can be, there is no time to check for mistakes and you will, due to time, take short cuts.
As you feel procrastination coming on, stop, and change your pain focus.
Step 3 To Increase Productivity
Give yourself time off
When you want to get a task completed, you might think you should work ever hour you possible can. In fact this technique has the reverse effect. Being stressed, tiered and overwork actually slows down productivity.
Give yourself time off. Either a day per week or particular hours per day. This rest-bite increase productivity as you feel energized, alert and ready to go. This positive state will increase productivity and workplace happiness
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