Jan, 2020

5 Tips to Stop Wasting Time at Work and Increase Productivity

5 Tips to Stop Wasting Time at Work and Increase ProductivityThe importance of productivity and efficiency in the workplace cannot be discounted. A company with productive employees is one that is most likely going to succeed because for one, it will translate to good customer service. It will also create a positive impact on the workplace culture and environment. But while we understand why productivity is crucial, we can’t also deny the fact that there are days when it’s really tempting to just slack off and procrastinate. If you’ve been losing focus for days or weeks now, now is the best time to do something about it. Read on and learn some tips to help you become more productive and efficient at work.

Choose to work in a quiet spot in the office
Having good working relationships with your coworkers in the office is a good way to keep you motivated to work. However, it’s imperative that you make sure your friendships at your workplace do not distract you from the real task. You may not notice it but a huge chunk of your time is already being eaten by your chatty colleagues leaving you with less time to tackle your workload.

Get a better hold on your time
Your organization skills will come in handy if you want to be more productive at work. It isn’t enough that you manage your time. You should be able to design your time. How? By organizing your tasks according to categories or level of importance and urgency. Let’s admit it. There are many times when things don’t go as planned, not to mention the random little things that suddenly pops up in the middle of your day.

Put your phone on silent mode
Quick notifications from your social media accounts or a few text messages may seem harmless but they’re actually slowly eating up the time you’re supposed to spend for important tasks. Keep the distraction away by making it a point to put your phone on silent mode. Try to control yourself from using your mobile device when you’re supposed to be working except when there’s an emergency.

Organize your workspace
If you’re trying to manage your time better and be more efficient at work, having a messy desk is the last thing you need. Take time to get rid of clutter and organize your stuff properly. Make sure that the things you’d usually need are within reach such as your ballpen and planner if you’re using one. File paperwork and documents according to a certain order so that it’s easy for you to access them whenever needed.

Take a break
Being productive doesn’t mean burying your nose in all your tasks all day long. You also need to take breaks in between the grind especially when you start feeling a little tired and you’re no longer efficient. Take a 10-minute break every 2 hours. Leave your desk and step outside to breathe in fresh air and come back refreshed and energized.


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Alan Carniol

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