Effective Hacks for Improving your Workplace Productivity by Robert James T T T T Get notified with latest updates June 3, 2019 Workplaces have become the bread and butter of modern-day business dynamics. Having a well-provided, well-established work environment has definitely become a necessity to achieve goals and objectives. Now the important question arises regarding how we can make the most of the time spent in any particular work environment. With our lives getting busier and routines getting hectic, let us present some useful hacks that will help you improve your workplace productivity thus answering the aforementioned question. These hacks wouldn’t just help you as individuals, rather they will help your entire team perform better, therefore improving the overall efficiency of your team. Before we move on with our list of hacks, it is important to know that certain aspects like the equipment you use in your work environment also directly affects your productivity levels. For instance, a formidable work station facilitated by high-speed internet providers will also influence your output levels as work tasks can readily be tackled. With that being covered, let us begin our list! 1. Multitasking can be hurtful! Multitasking might sound like the perfect plan to get a number of things done simultaneously, but the reality is quite different. Handling multiple tasks at a given instance might suit just a handful of people while the majority suffers from it. American Psychological Association suggests that only 3% of the entire population can actually benefit from multitasking. When you multitask, not only do you end up losing your focus but it may also cause excessive fatigue that kills your overall productivity. The best approach is to complete a given task and then move on to the next one. This would establish a proper direction for you and your team on work in. A well-directed effort is bound to be more fruitful and productive. In addition, you should exercise breaks in between various tasks to get your mind and body a necessary reset period. This would help you jump start any activity in a prolific and positive manner. 2. Delegation is the way to go! Every manager in today’s work environment needs to understand that micromanagement can be highly detrimental. If you want your employees to be more efficient and productive, you need to offer them a comfortable space to perform various tasks. This is where delegation comes into play. When you properly delegate tasks to your workforce, every team member including yourself can focus on their respective tasks that streamline the work process. Effective delegation will require some getting used to since you need to identify the strengths and weakness of your workforce and then designate tasks in the most favorable way. You can benefit from delegation even at entry-level jobs since work processes usually require input from multiple team members. This would offer your colleagues more autonomy, which will, in turn, be beneficial for the entire company. Just remember not to mistake delegation with ignorance since quality checks are important at various steps of task completion. Keep that in mind and you are good to go. 3. Create a routine task list! More often than not, work environments and related tasks can get quite stressful. To avoid the pressure, a suitable hack is to create a daily task list for the various errands you need to complete in your work routine. This not only offers you peace of mind but also gives a proper direction to your efforts thus increasing your efficiency. It is important that we get the satisfactory feeling of fulfillment every once in a while and making a proper task list can help you secure that. The most efficient time for creating a task list would be at the end of your working day. Make a list of all the tasks you need to complete in the following day so that you when you finish off your tasks, you already know where to start the next day. As we discussed earlier, work regimes can get hectic and to avoid the clutter, the best way is to be systematic and organized. 4. Properly manage your breaks! With the impending work environments, companies around the globe offer break intervals, which offer much-deserved breathing space to the workforce. A number of companies offer autonomy where you get to manage your own breaks. It is very important that you do so in an effective manner so that these small leisure periods contribute positively towards your productivity. Coming back drained or annoyed from a break would be detrimental for your health as well as your work. The best time for taking a work break would be when you consider yourself at a roadblock or when you need a new perspective. Taking a calming stroll or a friendly chatter with your colleagues can help you develop a sense of belonging with your work environment that tends to be very helpful in the longer run. An effective strategy would be to divide your break period over multiple time slots. For instance, if you take a lunch break, you can manage it wisely and save some time (10 minutes or so) for a tea break further on in the day. This not only offers you two instances to calm your mind but allows offers you something to look forward to. Extended and haphazard breaks can damage your productivity so make sure you avoid those. Manage your leisure time properly and you will definitely see positive results coming your way. 5. Positivity is essential! Finally, you need to harness a positive attitude during your work regime. It is an undeniable truth that happiness and positivity lead towards higher productivity and loyalty among employees. Positive individuals tend to be particularly good at managerial tasks where they can actively participate in decision-making processes. Every work environments have their pros and cons. You need to keep your work a priority and with a positive mindset, even the most challenge of goals become achievable. That doesn’t mean that you stop being realistic in your approach since setting unmanageable goals could become a nuisance. Working on these tips and hacks will surely help you in getting more juice out of your daily work routines. Remember that it is important that you make a comfortable space for yourself in any particular workspace so that you can achieve certain goals, but not to the extent that you become lazy. Stay positive, keep yourself focused and oriented and surely you will be able to impress yourself and others around you with what you can achieve!