Productivity is everything in business. Being more productive leads to more promotions, more pay, and more personal satisfaction. Here are seven simple and direct methods from your friends at Dale Carnegie Training that you can use today to get more accomplished:
Work Harder — Work harder and concentrate with greater intensity on your work. You can focus single-mindedly and discipline yourself to work without interruption, diversion, or distraction. You can work harder than anyone else, which is a secret to great success.
Work Faster — Work faster and pick up the pace. You can develop a faster tempo. You can move more quickly from place to place and from job to job. When you combine working harder and working faster, you can get more done in a single day than most people get done in a week.
Batch your Tasks — You can batch your tasks. You can do a series of similar jobs together, taking advantage of the learning curve.
Do Things You’re Better At — Do things at which you excel. The better you are in a key skill area, the more you can get done, and at a higher level of quality. Because you are better at these tasks, they will be easier for you, so you will get them done with less effort, and you will have more energy as a result.
Make Fewer Mistakes — To get more done, you can make fewer mistakes. You can take the time to do it right the first time. You’ve heard it said, “there is never enough time to do it right, but there is always enough time to do it over.” One of the best time management techniques is to do it right the first time, even if it takes a little more effort and concentration.
Simplify the World — You can simplify the work by reducing the number of steps necessary to complete the task. This makes the job simpler and easier to get done.