When you get employment for the first time whether it’s the first job ever or simply a new job in a new organization, the drive to work is high. You want to feel fulfilled, impress and achieve certain goals. However, how long does this drive last? Many people begin on a high note and somewhere along the way to lose the motivation and drive to increase or maintain their productivity. Sometimes it is not because of lack of motivation, it is simply because at the end of the day you do not get the feeling of accomplishment despite hours of work. It is very possible to be working tirelessly all day and still end up being unproductive. It is not only upon the individual but also upon the organization to find ways to improve and increase productivity in the workplace least they run losses instead of profits. So how can the two parties do this? The employers can encourage their employees to:
Focus on One Task at a Time
As much as many people would like to think that they can multi-task, it is not an easy agenda. The temptation to take on more than one task is always rampant as you may feel the need to complete more work. However, many are the times when the exact opposite happens. When you focus on one task solely at a time, you are more likely to not just complete it but complete it successfully and in time than the contrary. This may help you increase your productivity.
Take Some Time Off
Needless to say, most people fool themselves that working longer hours will help get more work done. However, the contrary is true. Taking on long hours will only lead you to do poor and even lesser work as your brain may not be functioning to the best of its capabilities due to fatigue. Taking can break will not only give you time to rest but will also help in boosting your concentration and mood.
Set Goals that Are Realistic
Some goals that we may set for ourselves may be overwhelming. Overwhelming and unrealistic goals will only contribute to stress and less productivity resulting from the state of mind that stress causes. It is okay to have big goals, but in order to get more work done, you can split them into smaller responsibilities.
Timing and Flexibility
Most people prefer to reschedule larger tasks at the end of their schedule after the smaller tasks. It is important to remember that larger tasks require a lot of energy, motivation, and concentration. You may find it easier to complete such tasks when you are most alert and rested. If you understand yourself and the moment when you work best, then it will be easier. You can also be open to ideas; flexibility opens doors to productivity and looking at tasks in different and new perspectives. Also, avoid and get rid of any distractions; it goes without saying that distraction will only play a negative role in productivity in the workplace.