heard and know about the “Hard Work-Smart Work” contradiction – but to most of
us in here, that is nothing more than just a bunch of fancy words, when we know
the days when you have to put in long hours of work to succeed. But now – it’s
all about smart work – that is, finding the right formula to get it done. So
here are three tips that will help you become more productive at the office.
is a Myth
One of the
most important things to note when trying to find a productive lifestyle is to
you’re doing both — working hard and smart — while multitasking, but research
studies suggest otherwise. In fact, multitasking is counterproductive, not only
resulting in lost time but also in lost productivity.
Why not try
to focus on one task at a time before moving on to the next?
out distractions give you the ability to interact with the world in a
tasks without making mistakes means you have trained yourselves to screen out
useless information and distractions to give full focus to the tasks at hand.
people know politely that you need just a moment for concentration – will block
out any distractions from colleagues disturbing you or the ringing of your
and maintaining your emotions is a very essential office etiquette.
unleash your crises mode, you’ll take the stress out on others and waste time
getting into arguments which ultimately leaves you feeling less efficient.
not only increase your productivity on the whole, but also brings sufficient
time to do things, focus at one thing at a time, set very clear goals, and
constantly develop our skills to meet the challenge.
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The most common
misconception is that working hard always produces great results.
The myth buster,
however, is that working smart is going to be much better than working hard –
and it might actually give you much better results.
Stop guessing and make sure that your
decisions are backed up with data. Measure and optimize everything that you do.
Working overtime will not affect your productivity. Make sure that you have
done smart work, and not hard work.
Don’t say “yes” too often.
‘Most of us have a deep need to be liked. That translates into us saying
yes to everything – which is the end of your elite productivity’, says
celebrated author, Robin Sharma.
Stop doing everything yourself and
start letting people help you.It’s important that you know how to open up and
seek help from your colleagues. More often than not, even if your colleagues
can’t help you, having them around can help you become more productive.
Stop doing repetitive tasks and start
automating it. People often forget that time is money. If you think that you
cannot build it yourself, then make sure that you hire someone who can do it
to walk away from our work once in a while and have some alone time. Alone time
is good for the brain and spirit. It’s important that you have time for
thoughts and reflections.
is something you have to work for every day, and be patient as well as skill in
order to reach where you want to be.
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WRITTEN BY: BALAKARTHIGA.M