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Tips for Staying Productive at Work [Infographic]

Posted on 11/23/20 By Brittany K. King


Do you find yourself skipping lunch and working late but still feeling like you accomplished nothing at the end of the day? 

We live in a culture that associates being busy with being productive. That's why it seems normal for our inboxes to flood with emails and our calendars to fill with meetings. 

However, having too much on your plate does more harm than good when it comes to your productivity levels. 

Harvard Business Review points out that “busy culture worsens the problems it promises to solve." So in order to be more productive, we must combat the toxic belief that busy people get more done. 

Work Smarter, Not Harder

In 2018, New Zealand company Perpetual Guardian conducted a study to see how productivity would be effected if employees were given more time off work. Perpetual Guardian employees worked four eight-hour days but were still paid for five days of work.

Company founder Andrew Barnes found his employees were more focused on professional commitments during the four working days since the extra day off allowed time for them to deal with personal obligations. 

At the end of the trial, 78% of employees felt they could effectively balance work and home commitments.

Overall staff stress levels went down by 7%, while overall life satisfaction went up by 5%

How You Can Stay Productive at Work 

Many professionals feel there are simply not enough hours in the day to effectively finish daily tasks, take on new projects, and enjoy personal time. 

Overwhelming workloads and everyday distractions, like attending meetings or responding to emails, all contribute to our inability to complete projects and truly feel productive. 

Below are 5 tips to help you be more productive

Featured Course: Techniques for Getting and Staying Organized

Our course Techniques for Getting and Staying Organized was designed for professionals at all levels hoping to obtain better results from being more organized at work. 

By gaining new perspective and approaching your work differently, you'll be able to speed up your flow of work. This course teaches you the tips and best practices you need to be a more organized (and productive!) person. 

You will learn: 

  • The importance of being organized 
  • Organizational skills and organizing tasks
  • The 80/20 rule of prioritization 
  • How to create a workspace that promote organization 
  • How to organize your inbox
  • Best practices for meetings 


Learn More About this Course: Techniques for Getting and Staying Organized

 

 


Infographic sources:

  • learn.g2.com/productivity-statistics
  • connectsolutions.ch/blog/8-eye-opening-employee-productivity-statistics
  • businessnewsdaily.com/5658-easy-productivity-tips.html
  • coschedule.com/blog/multitasking-and-productivity
  • maurathomas.com/productivity/2-minute-rule-time-management

 

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