Increased Productivity? Keep these in mind


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.

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Disagreements and Arguments


Many a time, we have been in a situation where discussion ends up in intense arguments.

Lot of disagreement. Nevertheless, I would like to focus on certain points while discussing which helps us avoiding arguments.

Information:

When I was a developer, building web apps to Corporate Finance team, one thing I learned when making analysis or when I go for requirement gathering is to collect essential information.

All the finance guys look for is proper facts and figures.

So I suggest not just in corporate world but in day to day life routine work, if we have a good amount of reliable facts , It would help in justifying your views ,opinions

Situation:

Now this is contextual thing. When you have facts, you have to understand in which context you will be using those facts, or in which context are you going to talk about those facts

Interpretation:

Now the whole misconceptions can be avoided with a right interpretation of the matter being discussed or sentences being used.

Its always good to get acknowledgement from the other party that what you understood is in line with what they actually wanted to convey

Approach:

So now, you got the interpretation right. However, the major challenge is what your approach is.

How are you going to present your views on that? What approaches do you take to take decisions which everyone can agree to.

Belief system:

Finally we all have different belief system. so it’s important to respect each other’s belief system.

This is what actually happened when we discussed about “my choice” video .

Things turned into argument. Because belief system differed and people expected only positive responses and any disagreement to it left the people offended.

Let’s not talk about that topic. But I leave you with the thought, how will you avoid disagreement turning into argument

Yet Another Award


Folks ,

its a pleasure that people recognize my worth and nominate me for awards . i’m now nominated for Creative Blogger Award

Yea my blogs are in a way different as i have written on brainstorming topics recently .

so the rule of this award say i need to share few facts about me .I can go on writing pages together but I should be restricting it to 5

below are the 5 facts

  1. My Mom used to call me angry young man. I still am. However, took a lot of time to channelize it in a proper way
  2. I never like someone hurting my self-respect.
  3. I am self-motivated, resilient, person who believes in Growing, learning and moving ahead even if no one did. self-belief ,and being leader in my own role make be this way.
  4. I’m a rebellion who has his own principles and moralities in life. I do not follow any rituals or customs blindly until I understand why it is followed. I need to know the importance and scientific reason behind every custom being followed because I do not support blind belief.
  5.  I plan my own personal finance and I believe everyone should be financially literate. I keep sharing whatever I know with the people I interact with. my theory is simple -> knowledge shared is knowledge gained

Thank you for this opportunity to share few facts about me .