Strategies to increase job productivity
Do you ever feel like you couldn’t accomplish everything on the list? You start with a schedule, a list, a target yet your to-do list is even longer by the end of the day.
It can be challenging to be productive at work. It’s important to manage your time in ways conducive to your performance but sometimes it can be hard to know where to start.
Try incorporating these tips to increase that productive flow and work smarter!
1. Stop multitasking
Multitasking limits efficiency and performance because only one item at a time can be centered on your brain. If you seek to do two items at once, the brain lacks the ability to effectively carry out both tasks
2. Take breaks
We might think that working longer hours means that we get more done, but when we’re burned out, we never work as well. Studies show that regular breaks improve focus and boost your mood. Take a five-minute walk around the office or take that mid-afternoon coffee.
3. Set small goals
It is easier to focus on what you can do today than to focus on what you can do within a year. When you set a goal that is too far into the future, you will lose confidence, momentum, and fail to focus on it because of your circumstances and environment.
4. Take care of the biggest tasks when you’re most alert
Sometimes we all push aside big goals because we’re not sure we’re going to achieve them … And when we get to them, we’re too burned out of our day to give it the attention it needs. That’s how projects end up bleeding in extra days, making it feel like productivity is gone.
5. Implement the “two-minute rule”
The Two–Minute Rule states “When you start a new habit, it should take less than two minutes to do.” You’ll find that nearly any habit can be scaled down into a two–minute version: “Read before bed each night” becomes “Read one page.” “Do thirty minutes of yoga” becomes “Take out my yoga mat.”