How to improve the efficiency of work?
There are simple 20 rules, the observance of which will help to work more efficiently:
I see the goal – I do not see the obstacles …
Many people often waste time and energy just because they do not really imagine their goal. At the same time, they constantly do something, they are busy and tired even more than if they were directly engaged in the achievement of their goal. If you do not know what you want – it means you will not achieve it. You can comfort yourself that in the absence of the goal, “any wind is related”, but when the current and the accidental wind break your ship on the rock, you will immediately want to return time back and sail to the other side.
Focus on the main thing.
At the end of the day write down what to do tomorrow. Start the list from the most important and urgent. And do not retreat until you finish things in order. Accordingly, at the end of the list there should be things not important and not urgent. And even if you do not have time to do it, maybe this is for the better?
Respect your own and others’ time.
Be more demanding for yourself. Gossip, amateurishness and irresponsibility have not yet added authority to anyone and have not helped to achieve the goal.
Immediately to the point!
Leave the “time to jump” for amateurs. As an “entry into the work” you can do things that are not complicated, do not take much time, but they will still have to make them all the same. Take all preparatory actions the day before.
The deadline must be real and clear. Do not allow yourself to be forgiven and delayed “to the best of times.” For example, Bodo Scheffer advised to carry out the planned within 72 hours. If you do not regularly do something, it’s time to think, maybe you do not want to do it?
Give yourself incentives.
Every person is better off doing what he wants to do. Therefore, we must convince ourselves that the matter that needs to be carried out is “desirable and pleasant” to perform. And also the result is “super”. This will make the work more effective.
Do not tie up in phone calls.
Before you call, consider what information you want to receive or transmit. In this framework, keep in touch. Do not you want to make an optional chat from a business conversation?
Can you say “no”?
If not, then it’s time to learn. Otherwise, you will be involved in matters that you do not need and are not interesting, but simply because it is uncomfortable to refuse. If you really want to help someone with an uninteresting job – spend on it only a time free from your direct duties and consider as a rest from your work.
Make a notebook or a diary.
Do not overload your memory with small things. The sooner you learn to record names, telephones, coordinates of people and organizations, dates of meetings, impressions and plans, the less chaos will remain in the head. The question “What else should I have done today?” Will cease to be relevant from the moment the answer to it appears – in a diary or a notebook.
Friends and colleagues who love chatting and joking jokes can improve their mood, but this is unlikely to help focus on work. If you need to urgently do something – distract from conversations and do business. And when everything has already been done, you can be distracted by anecdotes. To not torture conscience, consider it a short-term holiday in the style of “changes in the type of activity”.
If you come to work in 15-20 minutes to get started, it will give you an opportunity to get ready for work day and tune in to successful work.
Working time – for work.
If you think through, plan work and create a working mood, you will be on the road – there will be much more time for the work itself.
Decisiveness is the key to success.
If you drowned in doubts and hesitations before you started working, that means that you either do not want to work, or you think you can not cope, or the process itself is unpleasant for you. If you have already decided – do! You do not want to become like that ass of fables who died of hunger, standing between two stalks of straw (just could not decide which straw is better).
Learn to listen.
From the information stream, you can highlight the main thing. School questions “who, where, when, how, why and why?” Will help not to be distracted by unnecessary details.
Listen calmly to criticism: most likely, there’s a share (or lion’s share) of truth.
If you eliminate shortcomings at the “negotiating” stage, then you will receive fewer errors as a result.
“Knock the ax of war.”
At least for the time being – until the end of the project, as long as you work together or until better times. If a specialist is unpleasant for you as a person, think that it is wiser to lose a professional or get yourself into your hands. If someone is unpleasant to you personally – this is not necessarily a bad person. By the way, the most qualitatively annoying are those qualities that are inherent to you personally, but you hide them and you do not let them go outside or you do not want them to be recognized by others. Perhaps you just feel distracted from the contender and try to get rid of him until he has gained enough experience and strength. Try to analyze your dislike – you learn a lot of new ones, including yourself.
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