Productivity at Work: 6 Tips That Increase Your Efficiency
Productivity seems to be a hot topic while people are still adjusting to the changes in work and lifestyle due to the new work-at-home culture and paradigm shifts.
To begin, it's important to look up Productivity Definition before discussing it here. Dictionary.com defines productivity as follows:
1. The quality, state, or fact of being able to generate, create, enhance, or bring forth goods and services:
The productivity of the group's effort surprised everyone.
2. Economics. The rate at which goods and services having exchange value are brought forth or produced:
Productivity increased dramatically last year.
3, Grammar. The ability to form new words using established patterns and discrete linguistic elements, as the derivational affixes -ness and -ity.
Parallel meanings are offered by Thesaurus.com as productivity synonyms. They are as follows:
Thesaurs.com offers the following under Productivity Synonym:
Productivity Economics Definition
The more I read the second productivity definition from Dictionary.com (The "rate" at which goods and service exchange value....), I know that for the most part they mean the rate of time: The "rate of time" at which.... Of course, that's for the productivity economics definition.
Managers are also trying to maintain their teams' productivity remotely while searching for new apps and tools to use for remote productivity measurement. Time is incredibly important, and unfortunately, it is impossible to magically add more minutes to the day.
If you find yourself getting distracted throughout the workday, you’re likely to waste those precious minutes.
On the other hand, when you become more productive, not only will you shine at work, but you’ll also have more time for the things you enjoy doing!
How To Be More Productive
The key to be more productive is to start with Time Management. Start by building time management skills. It's the most important thing you can do. Next, supercharge your To-Do Lists and split your time into manageable chunks using the Pomodoro system. Learn about project management tools, use time tracking software, and of course, build healthy habits. A little easier said than done!
Labor Productivity Formula
Investopedia.com offers a great explanation of the importance of measuring labor productivity and using labor productivity formula. Basically, once must figure out the results or the total output. Next, divide the total output by the total number of labor hours.
So, what can you do to be more productive?
Keep these tips in mind to become more efficient with your time at work. You’ll get more done at work, which will make your boss happy and give you more spare time to enjoy doing the things that you love.
Mandy Fard is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW, CMRW) and Recruiter with decades of experience in assisting job seekers, working directly with employers in multiple industries, and writing proven-effective resumes.