“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” – Paul Meyer.
It is not the amount of work that you do in a day; rather the effectiveness of work that helps you achieve a competitive advantage. Harvard Business Review defines ‘productivity’ as the amount of value produced divided by the amount of cost (or time) required to do so. Increased productivity helps you yield tangible results, but on the other hand, being unproductive can adversely affect your business and sustainability in the market. The environment that you work in has a significant impact on your productivity. Awfis provides an affordable, tech-enabled, collaborative, high-energy co-working office environment that will help you remain productive.
In this blog, we’ll take you through 7 effective hacks and tools to boost productivity at work.
1. Plan your plans:
Needless to say, time is the most important asset for every business. Therefore, it is important to prioritize work in order to save yourself from being unproductive at work. A study reveals that just 17% of people can accurately estimate the passage of time. Planning correctly is essential in order to achieve the set goals.Spending 15 minutes in planning the day before you start working is an effective way to increase your productivity.
2. Concrete goals:
By setting concrete goals for the day or for the week, you’ll know exactly how much work needs to be done and how much effort you need to put in to achieve your set goals. You may be surprised to discover that you have a lot of idle time or no time at all and by knowing this, you can plan your methodology accordingly. The goals you set for yourself will also motivate you and thus, help you remain productive.
3.Take breaks to work better:
The highest-performing 10% of workers tend to work for 52 minutes followed by a 17-minute break, reveals a study made by DeskTime, a productivity app. Taking breaks can boost your productivity by improving your blood flow and allowing you to return to work with fresh eyes and a clear mind. What’s more, taking breaks can help you concentrate better and by this, you’ll achieve your goals faster.
4. Track your time:
Tracking time helps you realize whether you are on the right path or not. Various studies reported that work interruptions can cost you 6 hours a day. Well, that is a lot of time! In order to achieve the goals that you’ve set for the day, it is imperative to manage and keep track of time. Additionally, you can modify your strategy based on the time you take for doing a certain task.
5. Avoid multitasking:
You’ll be surprised to know, multi-tasking can reduce your productivity by 40%. Although it is considered by many to be the need of the hour for all working people, more often than not, jack of all becomes the master of none. People, who try to do more than one task at a time, end up getting distracted and less effective, and their quality of work suffers. Therefore, avoid juggling between too many activities. Take one project at a time in order to yield a better outcome.
Lastly, happy people are 12% more productive. Therefore, it is important to do the work that makes you happy and to work in an environment that gives you happiness. Awfis, being India’s largest Co-working company, aims at providing innovative co-working spaces across India. At Awfis, there is a workspace for everyone.