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How to increase productivity at work

There are not enough hours in the day to do all the tasks we need to do. The management of time has never been as important as it is today. Below we will share some tips with you on how to increase productivity at work.

Plan your day

Knowing what tasks you have to do in the day and time you need to do them will help you to better organize your day. It is also important to prioritize the most important and urgent tasks in the first place.

Take some breaks during the day
It sounds counterintuitive but taking breaks during the day will help you more than you imagine. Taking short breaks helps you to maintain a good level of work performance. If you can take a walk during the break, that will help you to clear your head and increase your focus.

Stop multitasking

Multitasking is an important skill but the truth is that your brain can only focus on one task at a time, so doing multiple tasks at the same time can actually result in lost of productivity.

Minimize distractions 
How often are we interrupted when we are performing an important task and lose focus? Or how many times does our phone rings a day with notifications that are not important but we do not resist checking? Turning off phone notifications, minimizing noise, and other stressors factors can help you get your job done more efficiently.

Delegate tasks

We want to do everything and we want to do it our way, but we are not superhuman and delegating some tasks to qualified colleagues / staff can help you and your team increase productivity.

Improve your workspace

Make sure you have the equipment you need to get your job done properly and that your workplace is organized and clean. This will save you a lot of time and increase productivity.

Know your body
Schedules give our days structure and a timetable, however, not everyone produces the same way throughout the day. So knowing your body and the times when your performance is best is important so you can organize your work and thus increase your productivity.

Posted on 12 April 2019 by Andreia Castro
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