It’s the end of Productivity Week!
Friday marks the end of Productivity Week. Did you know it was even happening? It’s not a ticker tape, confetti and balloons celebration. Monday may have started with the daily grind. As Productivity Week comes to a close consider these tips to try to make next week even better.
In other blogs and in my presentations, I share these simple techniques. They are some of my favorites.
Manage Interruptions and Distractions-focus on the important not the urgent. Choose to be proactive instead of reactive in your work. Turn off social media, push notifications, your phone and pop up windows that can distract you.
Focus On One Task-Your brain cycles between higher alertness to lower levels of alertness about every 90 minutes. Take short 3-5 minute breaks while working on a task. You’ll become reengaged in work with more clarity and greater efficiency.
Two Minute Rule-If you can get it done in two minutes or less. GET. IT. DONE. Sign it, write it, fax it, send it, check it, scan it. If you’ve got two minutes, you can get many smaller tasks done.
Get Expert Help-Get help from people who can give you the knowledge and advice you need to succeed. Sure, you can do it yourself but the research and learning cure can be intense. Whether it be an authority in insurance, a health specialist or an expert in productivity-get the advice you need to stay informed and making good decisions.
A designated week for productivity is great but it doesn’t end this Friday. Recently in a client session, I reminded my client that getting more productive and organized is not a destination. It is a journey.
If you’re not enjoying your processes or need more productivity contact me today. If you know of someone who could get more organized and productive share this blog with them. Celebrate Productivity Week this week and every week so you can have better days at work.
Margo Crawford is a Certified Coach in Productivity with Wave Productivity. She works with entrepreneurs, small business owners and business professionals to help them get more focused, organized and productive in their workplace. She coaches by phone throughout the country and in person in Phoenix, Providence and Boston. If you want to get more organized in your office call 602-677-8275 or email [email protected].