Working smart is equally important as working hard. The truth is, just working hard without any structure or plan will often times leave you feeling defeated. We have to be smart about it! Productivity is the name of the game, so we all have to be great players to be truly successful in business and in life.
Here are some tips that will help amp up your everyday productivity:
Track time spent on tasks
How long does it take you to complete your various tasks? This is something you need to track to ensure that you’re not spending too much time on any one task. Research suggests that only around 17 percent of people are able to accurately estimate the passage of time. Apps like Rescue Time can help by telling you exactly how much time you spend on your various tasks.
If it will take 2 minutes or less; Do it immediately!
If you’ve ever read Getting Things Done by David Allen, the you already know about this 2 minute rule! This concept is centred around using small windows of time to get more accomplished. Trust us, this really works, and will substantially increase your productivity.
Set deadlines; and stick to them!
Deadlines can be a struggle to commit to, but this is one of your best prioritization tools - They allow you to determine which tasks/projects should have your dedicated attention, and when. Asana is a great tool to help keep you on track! Check out our recent blog post about how Asana helps us to achieve workplace productivity.
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