65 Tips For Increasing Productivity at Work

  1. Set daily goals: define tasks in advance for each day. Decide what you will do and do them. Without a clear objective every day, it is easy to get lost.
  2. Do the task you least want to do first: this is a method to protect yourself from procrastination and avoid looking for excuses to delay the attack.
  3. Identify your peaks of time: there are times of the day where your productivity is greater, identify them and try to make the most complex tasks concentrate there, leave the simplest tasks for the valley periods, where you are less productive or tired.
  4. It establishes periods of closure: periods where no one can bother you, or interrupt except imminent urgency.health-activities
  5. Find your cave or unusual area: look for that place where nobody can interrupt you, where you concentrate right away.
  6. Mini-milestones:  when you start a complex task, divide it or put small objectives. If you are writing an article, establish that until you write 1000 words you can not leave it.
  7. Establishes 30-minute fixed breaks between tasks.
  8. Create lots of similar jobs:  for example, if you have to call by phone, put all the calls together.
  9. Madruga: get up at five in the morning: it is likely that at eight o’clock you have finished everything you had in the day
  10. Establish work pyramids: devote 15 to 30 minutes to perform tasks to warm up. Then insert your complex task that lasts several hours there. Then it ends with simpler tasks.
  11. Tempo:  try every day to increase your tempo, your work rate and see if you are capable of improving yourself. Walk faster Read faster Type faster
  12. Maniac of order: reduces stress by maintaining a relaxing environment free of clutter and orderly.
  13. Agendas: provides agendas, scripts or written minutes to the participants in the meetings to clarify the topics to be discussed.
  14. Pareto principle 80-20: says that 80% of the value of a task comes from 20% of the effort. Focus your energy on that critical 20%.
  15. Be ready for unforeseen events: eliminate procrastination by performing a task after defining a goal, even if the action was not perfectly planned. Then you will have time to make adjustments in your planning.
  16. The man of the minute: once you have the information and you need to make a decision, start a stopwatch for 60 seconds, that will be the time in which you must make a decision. Just finish, start with one of the tasks that has to do with that decision to take it to action
  17. Define a deadline to complete a task:  use it as a focus to focus and try to fulfill it within that period. Put tight deadlines. If you put loose periods, it happens as the gas that expands to occupy the entire container, you tend to relax and the task will extend over time.
  18. Promises: commit yourself to more people in meeting objectives, they will be your notaries or accountants. They will cause you to try harder.
  19. Punctuality: always arrives early to appointments, punctuality marks authority.
  20. Fill the gaps by reading : if you have time gaps between your tasks, for example waiting for the subway, bus, fill them reading articles, post, newspapers, etc.
  21. Visualization: imagine that you have already achieved your goal, situate yourself in that state. Make it come true in your mind and soon you will see it.
  22. Reward yourself with prizes when finishing an objective or task. Put on prizes according to what you have achieved: watch a movie, take a walk, spend a day off.
  23. Prioritizes tasks: separates the urgent from the most important. Locate blocks of time where you can place those kinds of important but not urgent critical tasks, for example, doing physical exercise, writing a book, finding a partner.
  24. Facilitate a continuous flow: at the end of your daily work, identify your first task for the next day and leave everything prepared (materials, notes, etc.) to facilitate the start of it.
  25. Break down and cut down complex projects into subprojects : these into tasks and focus on them.
  26. Complete the tasks you start: do not go to other tasks until you have finished 100% of the current one. This is a typical mechanism of procrastination, start many things and finish few.
  27. Randomly take a task from a complex project and complete it . So on.
  28. Perfectionism is not recommended but neither is it botched. Try to make some fudge to realize that there is no place.
  29. Delegate or convince someone to do a task for you. Offer a reasonable treatment or payment.
  30. Learn new skills that are not related to your work. For example, he trains martial arts, a swimming style, a new dance. Surely one of these skills benefits you in your daily life or brings you some kind of synergy.
  31. Intuition: trust an instinct, probably hit.
  32. Optimization: identify the processes you use most often and write them step by step. Review them to improve their efficiency, then implement them and test the improved process. Sometimes we can not see what is right, even if it is in front of us, until we analyze it under a microscope.
  33. Daily task: plan one hour a day to work on a specific habit. One hour a day for a year can transform your body, take you to a healthier life, learn a language, write a book, etc.
  34. Transform tasks into habits: always perform a specific task right after one of your habits. For example, water the plants after dinner, answer the emails at breakfast.
  35. Interlace tasks in half of others . Read while you’re having dinner, call back while you go to work. Listen to podcast while driving.
  36. Gratitude: when someone does you a favor, send them a thank you card, but a real card, not an e-mail, or an e-card.
  37. Training: train the skills you use most frequently in your habits or tasks. For example, improve your speed typing, train quick reading, improve your social skills.
  38. Learn to say no: in certain occasions when you ask for favors that involve time for non-critical activities.
  39. Educate your neighbors that they do not waste your time. visualize your goals while you release the speech.
  40. Share your problems with others: make them aware of what worries you, invite them to give you advice, feedback, or constructive criticism.
  41. Twenty ideas: write twenty creative ideas on paper to help you improve your effectiveness.
  42. Challenges: take on tougher and more complex challenges that commit you more.
  43. Break the monotony: complete tedious tasks in a crazy or unusual way to make them more interesting or fun. Make phone calls or changing voice tones or putting accents. Take notes with markers, etc.
  44. Music: experience what kind of music increases your productivity or increases your concentration.
  45. Estimates: calculate how much a task will cost you before doing it, put on a stopwatch and try to do it in half the time, then check if you have improved or how much you have deviated from the prediction.
  46. Pass the ball : when someone delegate an ungrateful task, give it to someone else.
  47. Bounce certain tasks: if they assign you a task that does not make sense for you to do it, return it to the one who assigned it to you, if you can afford it, or ask them to justify that work.
  48. Take off from clubs or organizations that do not add value: they consume your time that they do not deserve it.
  49. Decaffeinated: avoid substances with caffeine, you will go through a period of headaches and laziness but then your creativity will emerge.
  50. Conscious procrastination: delay non-critical tasks as much as you can. Many of them will die and you will not need to have done them. For example, certain tasks are not critical for you, but for someone else, therefore they will end up doing them. Or that task depends on others, in the end it will not be necessary to do it because the project has been postponed, etc.
  51. Turn off the television: especially the news and programs that do not contribute anything, you will recapture many hours of value.
  52. Time your tasks: the simple fact of timing for a day or week all your tasks is sure to increase your productivity.
  53. Value:  identify the task on your list that scares you the most and do it immediately.
  54. Nonconformist : go for a run when no one does, go out to buy at night at stores 24 hours a day. Do different things from the rest, some will give you new perspectives and ideas.
  55. Reminders: add birthdays and appointments to your calendar in advance.
  56. Do it now: remember this phrase continuously in your mind until you get to work.
  57. Coaching: hire a personal coaching recommended to be motivated and focused.
  58. Inspiration: read books and articles, listen to podcasts, seminars to find ideas or inspiration
  59. Daily exercise: practice exercise every day, even if it is 30 minutes, activate your metabolism and concentration. Provides mental clarity
  60. Evil look: practice your evil look in front of a mirror to use when someone interrupts you while you perform your tasks.
  61. Model: find people who have achieved the results you are looking for, interview them, copy them, adopt their attitudes, beliefs, behaviors. Check the results later.
  62. Proactivity: even if others are going to disagree with you, take the initiative and jump into action, then you will handle the consequences later. It is easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.
  63. Real life: give your online activities such as games, read blogs, or email, a break and reinvest this time in your real life.

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