Posts categorized under ‘Productivity’

Does Office Design Really Affect Productivity?

As an active employee, you spend a significant part of your day at the office. During that time, you need to carry out tasks, meet deadlines, interact with co-workers, and still have complete insight into the impact of your work. However, what you are unaware of (most of the time) is how your office affects the way you work. Whether you work at home or in a large company building, office design can impact your mood, your ability to concentrate and stay focused, and your ability to be productive.

Starting a workday with easy tasks? Top reasons why it kills your productivity

Let’s be honest – we’ve all done it once or twice. We came to work early in the morning, especially on Monday and then decided to settle down a little bit by doing some easy tasks first. Seems pretty normal. However, if you are starting off your day with the easiest tasks on your list, you could be killing your productivity levels for the rest of the day. This could seriously harm your output, leaving you with a lower task completion rate than you should be able to achieve. Here are the top reasons why starting with an easy task is such a productivity killer.

How to create a winning daily routine – and actually stick to it

When you have to juggle work, home life, and social responsibilities, it can often feel as though there just isn’t enough time in the day. In order to get it all done and do it successfully, you need to have a daily routine that works for you. On top of that, you need to have the discipline to stick to it every day. Here’s how to establish a winning routine and then resist the temptation to shift away from the schedule.

Top 6 Sources to Draw Motivation From

Obtaining motivation to work on projects can be very difficult to achieve. Additionally, it can be quite difficult to organize your schedule in a way that promotes success. When trying to approach projects both in life and at home, it is important to draw your motivation from many sources in order to complete your projects effectively and punctually.

7 Home Office Hacks That Will Help You Get Organized

Clear the clutter and add some extra functionality to your workspace with these office hacks.

Whether you work from home full-time, or simply enjoy having a workspace in the house when you need it, maintaining an organized space is crucial to your productivity. But when you’re working with limited space and resources, it can be tricky to reach the full organizational potential of a room. Here are a few hacks to help get you there:

How to Block Online Distractions and Improve Productivity

The Internet can be an overwhelming place. It’s easy for a simple research mission to turn into an online shopping spree or for your email to arrive in a never-ending stream that you just have to respond to immediately. So with all the distractions at every turn, you might be wondering how to optimize your web strategy in order to get things done. Here’s where to start.

How to Get Your Work Done, With Less Stress

Getting work done is no easy feat for anyone. It’s difficult to sit down and concentrate on one task in a world full of distractions. These distractions also cause stress, which makes work even more unbearable.

The key to getting work done is to decrease your stress, which can develop from a variety of situations — from issues in your personal life to your workload at the office. No matter where it comes from, though, stress hurts your productivity.

5 Scientifically Proven Tips to Boost Your Productivity

So much to do and so little time! This seems to be one of the most common complaints in our hectic society. Whether we are at home, at study or at work, there are inevitably many demands on our time. Here are a few ways to supercharge your productivity and get everything done with minimal stress.

Useful Tips That Will Help You Get to Inbox Zero

Email – possibly one of the greatest inventions of recent times and also possibly the bane of many people’s existence. Can you remember that lovely feeling when you first set-up your email account and there was only a couple of welcome messages? Akin to the sense of satisfaction that comes with a tidy house, that feeling fades as your inbox loses its shine and winds up crammed with a glut of superfluous mail.

Don’t despair – there are ways to salvage the situation. Follow these simple steps and you could be on your way to inbox zero, or what I like to call inbox heaven!

How to Increase Your Productivity by Embracing Conscious Procrastination

Procrastination can be defined in many ways. Some procrastinators constantly change the dates of all their tasks, in the end not doing anything at all, while others put off working on small, negligible projects in order to concentrate on big stuff, achieving great results. The former is called unstructured or passive procrastinating – and as much as the passive procrastinators deny it, it’s basically laziness. The latter, however, is nothing of the sort. Referred to as active or conscious procrastination, it can lead to serious productivity boost if used in the right way.