AT HOME AND AT WORK, SPEND YOUR MOST VALUABLE RESOURCE WISELY. TIME.
Managing your time is critical to improving productivity. We’re all aware of the urge to read the email that just came in or to peek at the latest pop up notification. This unintentional task-switching eats up valuable time. University of California information scientist Gloria Mark found that it takes an average of 26 minutes to recover from trivial interruptions. To avoid this, plan out your day and avoid unexpected interruptions.
Productivity is about efficiency – about doing more, faster and with less resources. With ever- increasing demands from today’s anytime, anywhere type of workplace, it’s never been more important to find ways to save time. Here are some tips to get the most out of your day.
Start the day with ‘me time’
Go through social media and emails. Handle the ones that require quick and easy responses first, as it will help you begin your day with a sense of achievement. Delete the unimportant stuff and schedule the bigger tasks. This will help you take control and feel less overwhelmed.
Switch off pop-up notifications
Shut them off. Now! Rather schedule set times for checking your emails during the day to avoid constantly being distracted.
Organise Your space
It is proven that an organised, aesthetically pleasing work space enhances efficiency and productivity. Remember, your work space is also a reflection of you, and contributes to how your colleagues perceive your professionalism. Bantex has a range of office & desk accessories to help you showcase your own signature style and professional attributes.
Reduce meeting times by 25%
If you reduce one meeting per day from one hour to 45 minutes, you will regain 25 hours of work time a month. That’s about 300 hours a year – which equates to almost two months of work time.
Running from one meeting to the next isn’t productive, as it tires you and lets you lose focus. Block off certain times in your day for small breaks so you can recharge and return with sharpened focus.
Work from home
Opt to work from home when you need to complete projects that require total focus, such as researching a topic or writing a business document or report. Office interruptions will just prohibit you from reaching that finish line as quickly as you can.
Interact, don’t mail
Pick up the phone or walk down the hall and talk directly to colleagues to resolve issues or queries. The amount of time wasted with ‘email ping-pong’ is both unnecessary and mind-boggling.
Approach it like eating an elephant
To save time, divide big jobs into smaller sections. As you complete each section you’ll feel a sense of achievement.Label each tasks for easy reference and access. Bantex has a range of personal accessories that is ideal for this purpose.
Keep your eye on your career
Being more efficient with your time will allow you to rather spend this valuable resource on proactive ideas that will help boost your career. In today’s high-performing world, you need to impress colleagues and management, outside of the usual box-thinking and problem-solving ways.
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