Workplace productivity involves meticulous planning and focused efforts. Being productive and accomplishing all the tasks set for a particular day can be a challenge. Productivity can continuously be improved through implementation of the following:

Set up a to-do list the day before: Just like you would set up a financial budget, come up with a list of the tasks you need to accomplish the next day. Besides being organized and keeping you focused, this rewards you with a feeling of satisfaction as and when a task is completed. Allocate time to each task depending on its complexity and priority. Review your to-do list and do not hesitate from crossing off tasks if you feel you cannot accomplish all of them. A to-do list should be realistic.

Avoid multitasking: Multitasking is often mistaken as a way of increasing one’s efficiency. However, carrying out more than one task at a time ends up hampering Productivity as the quality of the work may be compromised. Focus and dedicate your time to a single task before moving on to the next one. The two-minute rule in which tasks that can be accomplished in two minutes are dealt with first gives you sufficient time to deal with more complex projects. Keep in mind that nothing comes out utterly perfect, so put all your efforts on a task and perform it as best as you can. You can make necessary adjustments and improvements later. While working, avoid distractions such as social media and text messages.

Take regular breaks: While this may sound counter-intuitive, taking breaks as you work, improves your concentration. Engaging in some exercise during the break may clear your head and give you a clearer perspective on the task at hand.

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