March is no time to slow down on deliverables at work. If anything, it’s the perfect time to ensure that productivity is at an all-time high and then keep that momentum up for the rest of the year.
These tips will help you achieve more and keep you on your boss’s radar – because we all know that every boss loves super-efficient subordinates who get the job done well.
Take a look at the tips:
Research shows that when you attempt doing several things at once, it hinders productivity costing up to 40% of your time. The reason for this is that your focus and concentration is constantly stalled because you have to switch between tasks. This means you have to face a task and finish before moving on to another.
Turn off notifications
When you turn off notifications on your phone during work hours, it limits the urge to constantly check your phone – which is a distraction from your current task or even a chain of productive thoughts. If you have access to social media on your work computer, a good move would be to log out of your accounts.
Eat the biggest frog first
Mark Twain says “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.”
This quote simply means: Attack your biggest most urgent tasks first thing and take the pressure off, in order to settle in and stay motivated to enjoy finishing the smaller ones.
Reduce ‘meeting’ times
You probably know of people who meet for long stretches of time several times during the week to discuss the most mundane things – some of which can be resolved by sending an email. Don’t be like these people. Use your time wisely and only attend meetings when it’s absolutely necessary.
Just like engines breakdown with incessant use, your brain and body can pack up too if you don’t give them a break. Regular breaks are necessary to break the norm of being sedentary which places one at a higher risk for obesity and other cardiovascular diseases.
Aside from that, research shows that even a 30-second micro-break can boost your productivity levels by up to 30%.
Final words: Now that your productivity is on its way to acceleration, you can begin eyeing a pay raise or a juicier position with better pay. This essentially means that you can meet more needs, invest more and grow your pension pot with Additional Voluntary Contributions. It’s a win-win for you!