Tips to be More Productive at Work

If there is anything common between you and the other person in the larger office in your office, then it is the fact that you both have the same number of hours in a day. So, why does he/she have the larger office, better reputation, and the better pay? If there something that you are missing? What makes one person more productive than the other? Let us assume that your education is on par with this other person. Considering this, is there something you can do to improve your performance during the day? Well! You may not be surprised to hear this but it understood that highly productive people seem to have a certain regimen that they stick to in order to be successful. Let us examine some of those things:

A Great Start: It is extremely critical to follow a routine every morning. This helps to set you up for the day. Most productive people claim that since mornings are the best time to absorb information, they start the day by checking out news outlets such as What this does is that it prepares you with the latest information and you are more than prepared for the first meeting of the day. Apart from just news, good and organized mornings set the right tone for the day. Ensure that you spend time with your family and set aside some time for exercise as well.

Slot Out Time: It is very important to understand the difference between important jobs and urgent tasks. Prioritizing is something that you will not learn in a management school and therefore in order to be most productive, take out time to sort jobs into these slots and then organize your day’s calendar accordingly. What this will do is to make sure the important and urgent tasks are dealt with immediately. Generally, it is seen that most people are most productive in the first 4-5 hours of the day and hence, make sure you prioritize the critical tasks for that part of the day. What typically works is to figure out which task when accomplished will help ease your stress on the rest of the jobs. Then dedicate your attention to such tasks at least for a few hours every day.

Use Minutes and Not Hours: It has been said that Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve liked to slot his day into 15-minute intervals. He felt that his day was a lot more productive due to this unusual way of slotting out his time. When you slot your day in terms of minutes and not hours, you ensure that even the shortest time that you have during the day is scheduled making it a more productive day. In fact, some people even prefer to schedule 4-5-minute meetings making sure that even a small part of the day is not wasted away.

To ensure that you are productive and successful, come up with a customized plan that works for you!

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