8 Productive Tips to Work Faster08 Apr 2013

Being productive is a great advantage. So, today, we will give you some tips on how to work faster and be productive with great results.

1. Focus

Pareto rule says that 80% of your results will come from 20% of what you spend your time on. Now, ask yourself a question: Is what I am doing right now really contributing to the progress for me? And if the answer is “No”, maybe finish what you’ve been doing and then start re-structuring your work life to slowly focus on these 20% that really make a difference. This lets you work faster indirectly by removing tasks that barely contribute to your overall success.

2. Prioritize

Not all work tasks are of equal importance. When deciding which tasks require your immediate attention, focus on the consequences of not completing the task. Remember that even an urgent task with an extended deadline for completion can sometimes be put on hold while completing a job with an immediate deadline.

3. Delegate

If you can outsource some of your tasks that others can do better or you just don’t want to do and are slow getting results, then just do it. ‘Time is money’ is a just a phrase but it is true when it comes to your working power.

4. Avoid Interruptions

Interruptions kill your effectiveness. If you are constantly interrupted and lose focus on what you are doing, you have to adjust your working environment. Think back to your last workday, and consider for a minute the many interruptions that occurred. Try to find simple ways to avoid them.

5. Stop procrastination

We are all guilty of delaying what needs to be done at some time or another. We usually do it to avoid a task that’s unpleasant or daunting.  But when procrastinating starts to interfere with performance at work it's time to break the cycle of putting off important tasks.

6. Do instead of think

It can be amazing how much you can do when you stop questioning and just do what needs to be done. Put all your tasks on the board and... Just do it!

7. Daily checkout

At the end of a day find some time to analyze your results. Analyze your work flow and what you have learnt today.

8. Raise Your Own Expectations

Raising your own personal expectations can enable you to accomplish more than you’ve ever thought possible. Set courageous goals and you will achieve outstanding results.

Did we miss something? Share with us what strategies you use to work faster.