Three ways to stop wasting your time


The Ernst and Young Australian productivity pulse survey recently found that a third of Australian workers typically waste almost a quarter of their day at work. This survey also found that Australians have started spending more time at work over the last ten years, but haven’t become more productive as a result.

Becoming more productive may seem like a challenging task, however, with a few simple tips and tricks you may be able to boost your productivity. With this in mind we have prepared three simple tips that may help you become more productive.

1. Stop the interruptions: do you find yourself interrupted every time you’re just getting started on some work? The solution to this may be to start scheduling time where productivity is the goal, and all other interruptions are ignored. Possible actions you may want to take to remove interruptions include turning your phone off and muting email notifications;

2. Find your motivation: there are times when you will genuinely lack motivation to complete a task at hand. In instances like this, you may find it useful to take a short break, go for a walk, or grab yourself a coffee. Distracting and rewarding yourself at the same time could be the key to overcoming this particular productivity block;

3. Overwhelmed: occasionally, on first glance a job will just seem ‘too big’ to handle, and will instantly put you off starting to tackle it. In situations such as this, it may work to break a large project down into smaller, more manageable mini projects. Once you’ve broken a large project down into mini projects, you’ll likely find yourself moving through the large project much faster.

Try these tips next time you find yourself feeling unproductive, and you may be surprised at the improvement to your productivity.

Posted by Reality Bytes - Real Estate Training Blog on 18/11/2013 at 12:00 AM | Categories:


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