It’s almost 5 PM, but you still haven’t done much the whole day in the office? Frustrated because this is starting to become a habit? Stop being unproductive and start becoming effective in the workplace. Get to know some secrets of your productive colleagues to make sure you are really earning your paycheck.
- Get to know the source of productivity problem
A lot of us have problems; it’s how you deal with them that makes the difference. Keep in mind that just because you’re not getting much work automatically means you’re lazy. Pinpoint the source of your procrastination, and do something about it.
- Make a list
To-do lists are not just for the OC; they are essential for everyone so that they can get jobs done quickly and effectively. Following a list of things to do guarantees that you will do everything you need to do without being sidetracked by things that will prevent you from accomplishing a lot during work hours.
- Lay off the perfectionist attitude a bit
Striving for perfection is good, but there are some who take it to extreme levels. People who can’t stand to make mistakes may encounter productivity problems. Being pressured to make it perfect can rattle a person, and will end he will end up making the very same mistakes that he can’t stand in the first place. Bear in mind that there are some things that are beyond your control, and you should leave them be.