How to be More Productive at your Workplace

By Brent Howland - Head of Growth @ Skilled

So, how do you make the most out of your time at work? Well there are several ways this can be accomplished but the important thing is to stay focused and organized. Here are three ways we think will help you be more productive at your workplace! Figure out your ...

So, how do you make the most out of your time at work? Well there are several ways this can be accomplished but the important thing is to stay focused and organized.  

Here are three ways we think will help you be more productive at your workplace!

  • Figure out your daily goals

Before getting started on your job, the first thing you should do is figure out what you want to accomplish that day. Maybe even write it down and stick it somewhere on the table or the board in front to remind yourself time and again, no matter what, they will have to be completed by the end of the day. If possible, estimate some realistic times in which you think the assignments can be completed by. It's okay if you don't hit them exactly but it gives you a structure to how you are going to handle them throughout the day. Once you start doing this on a daily basis you will get better at predicting how long tasks will take you. Nobody knows your capabilities better than your own self. Thus, start effectively evaluating them and focus on the tasks that need to be delivered at the earliest and then move on to the less important ones with which you can have time to spare.

  • Be strategic

Every task on the face of the earth, when attended with an integrated strategy produces precise and swift results and here, your productivity comes as no exception. When you plan your responsibilities for the day, apart from their deadlines, rank them in order of importance.

For instance, if you think that a particular job will require you to intensely concentrate and devote a chunk of your time, then place it on the top of your priority list while pushing the smaller and easier ones towards the end of the day. The reason that leads to this assertion is that at the beginning of the day, your mind is fresh and attentive!

  • One task at a time 

Unless you have multiple assignments to complete within the a day, stick to completing one task at a time.

Remind yourself that your role in the company makes a huge contribution towards its overall growth thus, leaving you with no room of mistake. Remember to stay positive and one way of doing this is thinking to yourself that you are important and everything you do, no matter how small is helping the company. Focus on one task at a time and if you get frustrated or tired take breaks between your assignments so that the components of your previous task are completely waived off and you have a whole new perspective to employ in the next one.