We Hire Productive Employees
Recently, we touched on unacceptable behaviors in the workplace. Many of these behaviors if not all, can easily lead to a decline in employee productivity. Just think about how much more you could accomplish in your daily work routine if you put away all distractions and got to work! Here are a few tips to help you get rid of those distractions and maintain productivity in the workplace.
Turn Off Notifications.
It’s easy to get sidetracked when your phone, email and other devices are constantly beeping. Not to mention the temptation to check your social media or text about non-work related matters. Set aside a short amount of time to check and respond to emails or important messages but stick to that time and then walk away.
Make That List and Check It Twice!
Santa is not the only one who appreciates your lists! At the beginning of the workday, take a few minutes to write down what you need to accomplish. Try and order it by what is most important. When it’s done, check it off! Not only will you see your productivity, you will also feel accomplished and that in turn, will fuel even more productivity.
But be careful. This can also overwhelm people who have unrealistic goals and put too much on their to-do lists. Make your list about four or five items. Once all are checked off you can still work on other items and feel even more accomplished.
Meetings. Are They Necessary?
Not to say they aren’t important, but meetings can easily become side tracked, leaving little accomplished during a somewhat long time frame. Stick to a pre-planned agenda and take notes. When everything is said and done, get back to work.
It’s part of human nature to want to procrastinate. Deadlines are there to keep you focused and motivated to get things done in a timely manner. They are called deadlines for a reason so stick to them.
It’s important to take regular breaks during the workday. Simply getting up from your desk to walk can quickly recharge the body physically and mentally. Take in the fresh air and you’ll see how a quick 10-minute walk can increase your performance.
Whether you are a super celeb, CEO, mom, student or the latter, there are only 24 hours in a day and it’s up to you to make the most of it.