Continuing the workplace performance improvement tips…
Workplace efficiency is a factor of consistent adherence to certain simple activities. There are many which do not make an appearance in most of the to do lists, however these simple things add to the efficiency quotient and in turn improves productivity and overall work satisfaction.
Before every meeting with the client or your boss, or any important discussion, in order to be satisfied with your performance try this; Visualize many hours before the meeting how you would want to perform at the meeting, your style, your energy, your questions, your responses, all of them. Visualise point by point, everything in your mind. The meeting may not go exactly as you imagine, but you will be surprised at how much you are in control just because you created a movie in your mind before the main event.
Keeping the cup half full is always the good mantra. Half with what you already know and the remaining half for the vast quantum of information, knowledge, thoughts and ideas that are at your ready disposal. Read life stories of great leaders, ideas shared by the extraordinary, self-development books and anything that makes you a better person, professionally and personally. If you haven’t started yet, start small, but start now. It will go a long way.
Efficiency in office depends to a large extent on lack of distraction and focus, however, of late distractions have taken the form of constant beeps from the smartphones. Though you may need to check your mails and instant messaging services for work related communication, you may not need to keep checking social media updates. A good idea would be to log out of each site after you are through browsing for the time. The thought of logging in again with the user id and password itself will deter you from checking the updates every now and then. You will stay focused on the job in hand and also enjoy more time for innovation and improvement.
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Make it clear
Most of the reworking is a result of unclear communication the first time. Every time you meet your team, speak in clear terms about the expectations and verify understanding. Clear conversations saves you time and efforts in terms of rework and re-explanations. The same goes with the conversation you have with your seniors and at board meets. No one likes to listen to long explanations and under-prepared statements and the higher ups always rate you basis clarity. If it’s clear then you are in.
These are just some of the ideas bound to bring in some amount of improvement to the great work you are already doing. But as they say, it’s always better to keep moving than stay put. I am sure you will definitely benefit by more than one of the above ideas and you will experience far better work satisfaction as a result of better productivity.
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