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Sometimes we find ourselves complaining about our jobs. Each day seems like the next and we feel like we are going no where. Below are five tips to help you improve work productivity to help you get the job done!

Focus On One Task At a Time
Working on too many projects at a time will only overwhelm you. Prioritize the tasks that are important against those that are urgent. Understanding the difference between the two is crucial to getting things done on time. Set deadlines and keep them; this will help you stay on track.

Time is Valuable
Don’t waste your time on distractions. The organization you work for comes first, so try your best to avoid distractions and focus on getting your job done.

Ask for help
Sometimes we think that we can solve anything without asking for help. Asking for help, however, can give us a solution to a problem or task that seemed difficult. Seek advice from people whose opinions and values align with yours.

Be a Good Listener
This is very important! Good listening skills are key to your productivity because they help you understand what is asked of you. When you are a good listener you avoid misunderstandings and are able to get your job done efficiently.

Be Grateful
Take time each day to be thankful for what you have! Be thankful for the opportunities that are given to you and continue learning!

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Sometimes we find ourselves complaining about our jobs. Each day seems like the next and we feel like we are going no where. Below are five tips to help you improve work productivity to help you get the job done!

Focus On One Task At a Time
Working on too many projects at a time will only overwhelm you. Prioritize the tasks that are important against those that are urgent. Understanding the difference between the two is crucial to getting things done on time. Set deadlines and keep them; this will help you stay on track.

Time is Valuable
Don’t waste your time on distractions. The organization you work for comes first, so try your best to avoid distractions and focus on getting your job done.

Ask for Help
Sometimes we think that we can solve anything without asking for help. Asking for help, however, can give us a solution to a problem or task that seemed difficult. Seek advice from people whose opinions and values align with yours.

Be a Good Listener
This is very important! Good listening skills are key to your productivity because they help you understand what is asked of you. When you are a good listener you avoid misunderstandings and are able to get your job done efficiently.

Be Grateful
Take time each day to be thankful for what you have! Be thankful for the opportunities that are given to you and continue learning!


Operating with Objectives and Taking Action!

  • Complete an Action Plan for each goal on your list.
  • Specify a first step as the first objective on your Action Plan.
  • Break each goal down into a set of manageable objectives.

Prioritizing Your Activities!

  • To double your effectiveness, apply the 80/20 rule.
  • Transform efficiency into effectiveness with a prioritized activities list.
  • Divide your activities list into four sections.
  • Record and prioritize on your activities lists all important phone calls and appointments.
  • Review and revise your blueprint at the end of each calendar year to assess your past progress and chart your future direction.

Doubling Your Personal Effectiveness!

  • Increase your level of effectiveness by learning to maintain focus.
  • Increase your effectiveness and earn the confidence and trust of others by keeping your agreements.
  • Promise only what you can deliver, and deliver what you promise.

Controlling Your Time Line!

  • Take control of your time or time will control you.
  • Avoid triggering the no-slack principle by making and sticking to your plan.
  • Arrive on time, every time
  • Don’t make getting ready the last thing you do before leaving the house.
  • Leave your car keys in the same place every time you arrive home.
  • Combine all frequently used keys into complete duplicate sets.
  • Change your door locks so that one key fits all.
  • Ignore the telephone (text especially) when getting ready.
  • Practice effective time management on yourself, not those around you.
  • Fill up your tank on your time, not at stress time.
  • Add a ten minute fudge factor to your travel time.
  • Carry a GPS . . . always.
  • Allow an extra five minutes to find the correct address or office.

Prioritizing Your Personal Time!

  • Schedule your personal time with the same priority and attention to detail as you schedule your business time.
  • Schedule your personal activities as if they were appointments that cannot be canceled.
  • Don’t allow job related problems to interrupt scheduled personal time.
  • Stop treating your family as second class citizens.

Eliminating Interruptions!

  • Take back control of your time by eliminating interruptions.
  • Break the telephone interruption habit by ignoring the phone for an entire day.
  • Become the caller instead of the callee.
  • Let an answering device screen and record your incoming calls.
  • Check your incoming messages no more than twice a day.
  • Make all callbacks at the same time.
  • Use the built-in speaker on your answering machine to monitor for “must take” calls.
  • Un-list your phone numbers.
  • Install separate personal and business lines at home.
  • Don’t give your business number to personal acquaintances, and don’t give your personal number to business contacts.
  • Stop playing switchboard for other family members.


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