It is indeed true that it is not possible to give your best at work every day, is it? We can find ourselves in the office aiming to be more productive, more creative, more operational, more efficient…Thus, a professional should be able to adapt to any given atmosphere and it will be their proven efficiency the one that would have an impact on the assertive and competent way they face their job.
In Lexington, as professionals as we are in the Business Centre field, we create spaces to improve and squeeze the concentration each task requires, as well as the inspiration needed to burst the creativity; keeping always in mind the importance of relaxing at work.
We are aware of how efficiency is key for a professional, so here are some tips to improve yours.
– How much is time worth in the working environment?
Always aware of the ticking clock so as we can meet our deadlines. An organized schedule is crucial to manage time and to accomplish every assignment we have to fulfil. Success and efficiency will be met, for sure.
Organising our task hierarchically will make us more effective at work
Prioritizing tasks by hierarchical order, being time or the imminent approach of the deadline, among other criteria. Choose the one that fits you or your routine the most.
– Creativity and motivation facing any task.
Do we need our creativity in order to perform a mechanical task? Of course, we do! Creativity is key for effectiveness, making us even more efficient. Why is that? An example: we are given a task which takes us the longest time and we want to find a way to get some minutes to spare: what would we apply to do so? Creativity! Creativity so we can find the way to make the most out of our time.
– Distractions? Better off without them!
If you have a hard time focusing at work, you already know distractions are no good, right?
Distractions come from many different stimuli: from the outside, like from a co-worker asking you something, or from the inside like checking the email every three minutes or a new text notification on your phone screen.
If you want to stand out as an efficient professional, you had better disconnect from everything around you while you are working. As you finish, connect back with your environment, take a break or a coffee, rest and start over!
Switch every distraction off and connect with your task
– If it is not yours to do, pass it on!
Some people are completely unable to say no and that positive answer may cost them several hours of extra work to accomplish their own assignments; after all, they have spent 8 hours at the office completing somebody else’s job. It is very important to say no from time to time if we want to be efficient, and prioritising our job above every one else’s. Oh, and don’t you worry! You won’t be seen as a bad fellow if you leave your co-workers’ assignments for later.
– The Million Dollar Question: do you like your job?
We are coming to an end and we must ask you the typical question we always wonder about but we are too afraid to answer, or too responsible, or too insecure. Am I happy doing what I do for a living? Do I like my job?
If you want to be as efficient as they make them, it is important that you enjoy what you do for a living. The lack of motivation could be distracting to the point where it would put us away from our wished effectiveness, don’t you think?
Without a shred of doubt, being an efficient professional is 100% up to us as workers, and with these 5 easy tips you will for sure accomplish your goals and improve your results, all with a more satisfactory role for you, personally.
“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters.
Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.”
― Charles R. Swindoll