Feeling overwhelmed at work can be like getting lost at sea. You can paddle endlessly, but without some guidance, you might just be getting farther away from shore. If you want to expertly and efficiently manage your job duties, it’s time to up your productivity level. Here’s how you can get more done at work.
Do clear out the clutter
Get rid of useless paper, excess photos and knickknacks. If items on your desk have been gathering dust, decide if you’re going to use them or lose them. Creating a clean space gives you the mental equivalent of a clean mind, which is said to leave you open for success.
Do block out time
Give yourself a work block. Turn off email and other forms of instant communication for a specified period of time to allow yourself to get work done. If you can, move to another room or floor to further limit distractions. If you can’t move, try noise-canceling headphones to block out the sounds around you.
Do one thing at a time
Decide what task is a priority. Use tools like Microsoft Outlook, OneNote or Excel to build task lists and start tackling them one at a time. Also, delegate if you can. Otherwise, ask your manager for help with prioritizing what needs to be done first.
Experts have found that too much multitasking reduces productivity and increases inefficiency. It could also lead to errors.
Do the work
What will it take to get this job done? YOU! You’ve organized your desk, prioritized your projects and removed distractions. Now it’s time to do the work.
You’re on track to create a happier, more successful work life. Use these tips to find your flow and increase your workweek productivity.
Article provided by Local Government Federal Credit Union.
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