I was reading an article which mentions the factors for increased productivity.
Below is my take on it
Stop working overtime and increase your productivity
We all know, in the IT industry many of us work beyond our time limits just to meet deadlines and make customers happy.
But increased overtime duty may deplete your energy level is what I feel
Productivity is not about increase in the work time, but managing our energy to achieve excellence is what I believe. That’s the reason MNC gives weekend as holiday .to refuel your energy , thoughts and come back to work with greater enthusiasm
Learn to say No
We don’t have to accept every task at our bin. Result would be disastrous because when fail to complete everything, on time and effectively. We are not just over burdening ourselves with pile of work but reducing our competency level too due to exhausted mind by taking almost everything.
DO NOT hesitate to say NO when there no way you can manage an extra task when already there is stack of tasks. I have written whole article called “No is a complicated word” go read that
Stop doing everything yourself
Yeah work in a corporate office where we believe in collaboration. Why not take advantage of that
When I had joined my first project I wanted to finish all my task on my own and never seeked help
Initially it was good but then gradually when things became complex, people expected that I wouldn’t ask for help and I can do it all independently. I realized how my brain exhausted thinking about solutions all alone. My mentor then advised me find the mentor within the team who could help me complete things. Nothing wrong in collaborating. We often need to talk to different people within and outside the team to achieve the common objective
Stop being a perfectionist
So now here is the point for our managers. They believe they are perfectionists and they expect us to be the same. Yesterday I saw a video which co-blogger Isabella (Pearls) posted which gave an incredible message of being perfectly imperfect.
Rather we should concentrate more of awareness and adjustments than focusing too much on the things just for the sake of being perfect and miss the bigger picture.
Stop doing repetitive tasks and start automating it.
. be it a personal finance Management , be it a regular task at office , if we have a tool , a website , a software which could automate the process of doing regular task how much of unnecessary efforts are we reducing . Think about it. I use lot of Web Applications and other tools for this sake
Stop guessing and start backing up your decisions with data
Now this is critical, I always rely on facts and figures when deciding on something.
Mostly in my financial planning. I do survey, ask opinion, collect the data, compare, and then decide
So most of them turn out to be good decision.
So what do you think? Does these point help you? If yes, in what way?
Ok now this was written as a part of inspiring blogger award yet again.