10 Top Tips to Improve Productivity at Work

1. Write Lists.

I love a list. It helps to get organised and stay focused. Prioritising current tasks is paramount and when a task is complete, there is an immense sense of satisfaction crossing off a completed task. The trick is to make daily lists achievable. If the list is too long it can become overwhelming. Another trick is to make multi lists – short-term to do lists and longer term tasks that are both achievable in different time frames.

2. Declutter

A cluttered work area is akin to a cluttered mind. Its frustrating searching for something for 15 minutes, let alone a massive time waster. Spend 15 minutes at the end of every day to declutter your desk and inbox. If its needed daily, it can stay, if not, it’s just in the way.

3. Use your Body Clock

If you are a morning person set the most challenging tasks when you are the freshest and your brain is the most active. if you find it takes a while to find your groove, do more menial tasks first and the more challenging tasks mid morning when you are firing on all cylinders. Use your bodies strengths to an advantage and the whole day will be a more productive one.

If you are a morning person set the most challenging tasks when you are the freshest and your brain is the most active. if you find it takes a while to find your groove, do more menial tasks first and the more challenging tasks mid morning when you are firing on all cylinders. Use your bodies strengths to an advantage and the whole day will be a more productive one.

4. Book a Corporate Massage.

Research shows implementing a corporate massage program at your office refreshes, rejuvenates and energizes body and mind. A simple 15 minute massage reduces stress and persistent pain creating focused and alert personnel. Call 2 Hands Corporate Massage to book a corporate massage program for your team today.

5. Take Mini Breaks

Breaks can improve rather than hinder productivity. Your mind functions best in 90 minute intervals so taking mini breaks every 2 hours ensures your brain and body can recharge ready for the next complex task. A breath of fresh air, a walk around the office to refill your water jug, a chat and a laugh with a work colleague are a great pause, and a fabulous way to recharge and clear your head.

6. Stop Multitasking

Trying to multitask and when completing complex tasks is something the brain doesn’t cope well with. Processes and steps are more likely to be missed and the reports or strategies can become disjointed and not cohesive. Focus on one thing at a time, giving 100% attention on one item to completion before switching to another task however big or small.

7. Delegate

A key to being productive and efficient at work is learning when and how to delegate. Try sharing the monotonous, time consuming jobs to your team members able to do the tasks, freeing up valuable time for the more complex tasks more suited to your ability. Obviously you need to check with your boss before you delegate work specifically assigned to you.

8. Ask for Help

Another key to successful workplace efficiency is asking for help. As delegating is important to distribute the more monotonous tasks, asking for help when the workload is too great or too difficult is just as important. If a task becomes overwhelming, procrastination may set in and the job will never be completed. The hurdle may be something minor that is an easy fix with a little guidance. A little help paves the way to completion.

9. Fuel your Body

Our body and mind works best when we have sufficient fuel to run effectively. We all know the importance of a great healthy breakfast but it’s also important to refuel with nutritious, sustaining foods that will deliver energy and glucose in a long-term manner rather than sugar spikes with nutritionally devoid foods. Think nuts, protein and carbs to donuts and fizzy drinks.

10.  Create some Motivation.

Its easier to work more efficiently and be more productive if you have a goal or motivating factors driving you on. Work is sometimes a means to an end – the end goal being a holiday, a renovation, car, or other goals that may not be achievable without your job and an income. Look at the big picture and the things you want to achieve and the report you have been procrastinating over becomes an achievable one if you approach the task following the simple tips and tricks above.

2 Hands Corporate Massage

Suzie Taylor is owner and director of 2 Hands Corporate Massage and is passionate about health and wellness, especially in the workplace. Her research comes from many articles and reports published on the web and the statistics gained from 2 Hands Massage surveys. our surveys are completed anonymously and without bias on current companies that offer a regular corporate massage program. For more information go to the 2 Hands website.

 

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