By Jessica Marshall on Wed 09 May 2018 in Placement Blog
At work, it’s brilliant when we have really productive days, but we all have days where we lack concentration or motivation to complete a task. Read about my 4 top tips to be more productive in the workplace...
Every business needs a productive workforce to be successful and there are many benefits to having a happy, productive team. Not only does it benefit the company, but also the customers your company deals with, as they will likely be getting a better experience. So I've come up with 4 of my best top tips on how to be more productive in the workplace.
1. Use a Notepad
Whether it’s a digital notepad like OneNote, or the good old traditional pen and paper, it’s always useful to take notes. This is especially helpful if you’re forgetful or have a very hectic schedule as it’s easy for one or two smaller tasks to slip your mind. You can create checklists for absolutely anything, from jotting down your daily to do’s or planning for an event. Ordering and listing things that you need to complete will undoubtedly help you be more productive in a working day.
2. Keep Hydrated
It may sound silly, but throughout a busy day, you can easily forget to have a drink or two of water. Dehydration can make you feel fatigued and leave you unable to focus. So, it’s important to grab yourself a reusable water bottle so you can take water with you anywhere, whether you’re in meetings all day, on the go or sat at your desk. If you increase your water intake, it’s likely to help you be more productive and stay alert.
3. Be Organised
There is nothing worse than not being able to find a recent document or a certain email that you need. Searching through hundreds of files can be time consuming and stressful, particularly if your line manager or Director needs a quick answer from you. Therefore, it’s important to make sure you name files accurately and save files somewhere easy to locate, especially when you’re half way through writing a report!
4. Eat Healthy Snacks
You can easily become distracted when you’re hungry, am I right? You may think about what you’re having for your next meal, or the talk of the office is ‘what takeaway are you getting at the weekend?’. So, definitely keep some nuts, fruit or any kind of snack at your desk. This will help improve your productivity because you’re thinking less about food!