Take all the time you need to plan your meetings, but keep them short. Make sure that all the necessary elements are in place before the meeting starts. Set a clear agenda for the meeting and communicate the same to all the participants so that they can come better prepared. Additionally,
Ways to Improve Work Performance
1. Limit distractions
Those statistics look pretty bad for performance, there is little surprise as with access to the internet and notifications coming through to our phones from friends and family around the clock, it is easy to get distracted and temporarily postpone work.
And so, in order to achieve great work-related results and keep yourself focused throughout the working hours, you need to understand where lucrative distractions come from and limit your exposure to them.
Turn off your smartphone or set it to not disturb mode. If you find it difficult for you to totally disable your phone, you should set up work and rest intervals. For example, for every one hour of work, you get a 10-minute break on your phone.
2. Split your tasks into milestones
When working on a big project, the single best thing you can do in order to ensure that you aren’t falling behind schedule and are performing at a high level is to break down your tasks into small and easily achievable milestones with appropriate time frames.
3. Stop multitasking, prioritize your work
Multitasking at work is not uncommon. If you work in a busy agency, for example, it is not rare for you to handle communications with potential clients, talk with different contractors, handle and check work from freelancers while doing your actual job on top of that.
Practice knowledge sharing
Knowledge sharing presents a unique opportunity for people to practice effective communication while sharing their expertise and teaching others about what they’re passionate about. Everyone comes from a different background and joins an organization with a different skill set. Embracing these differences and encouraging knowledge sharing will help you improve your performance at work because you will have acquired new knowledge and information that you can apply in the workplace.
Now more than ever it’s essential to continuously update your skill set in addition to adding new skills to your toolbelt. Adding tools to your personal toolbelt and empowering your employees or teammates to do the same will contribute to a higher level of competence and will ultimately improve work performance across the entire organization.
9. Finish what you start
Another thing that is likely to affect your productivity and performance at work is leaving things unfinished. Do you remember how many times you’ve started working on something and then abandon it shortly after? If this often happens to you, then it’s time to change. Don’t make it a habit to leave things in between. If you’ve started a project or task, make sure that it reaches the last, final stage with utmost quality.
Set rewards for yourself. Make it a habit to celebrate success and reward yourself whenever you successfully complete a project or task. Doing this boost your work performance and you will always have something to look forward to at work.
10. Use the right tools
It’s a proven fact that when you provide the right kind of tools, your team’s overall performance improves by leaps. Recent research and studies clearly reflect that the majority of organizations are shifting to cloud-based tools and technology to leverage their many benefits. It has also been predicted that in the coming years IT will be a strategic enabler of modern businesses – and 81% of organizations are agreeing to it.
Keep yourself and your team up-to-date with the latest tools and technology. Explore the multitude of choices available in the market and evaluate the best with respect to your specific business needs. Find a cloud-based project management software that simplifies project management, facilitates clear communication, eliminates conflicts, and keeps your productivity high, every day. Here are some basic questions that will give you a better idea of how you can find the right tool for your business and your team:
Things don’t change, they remain as they are. It is you who has the ability to change and grow into something better. So, if you’re good at your job and you want to stand out in it, take the initiative and start working on your work performance. Consider the above tips and make sure you put them into practice in a way that’s best for you and your career.
Vartika Kashyap is the Chief Marketing Officer at ProofHub and has been one of the LinkedIn Top Voices in 2018. Her articles are inspired by office situations and work-related events. She likes to write about productivity, team building, work culture, leadership, entrepreneurship among others and contributing to a better workplace is what makes her click.