Practical Productivity: Introduction to 6 Areas of Productive Practices

Productivity is defined as a measure of worker efficiency. Increased productivity means doing more with less resources (such as time, money, or materials).

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.
– Bruce Lee

When you are productive, you have a sense of accomplishment, completion and are satisfied with the outcome that resulted from your efforts. Wouldn’t it be nice if this were always the case?

As an entrepreneur, optimizing your productivity is essential. We all want to maximize our resources while getting the best possible outcome.

Over the next few weeks, we are going to cover some tips, tools, and methods that will help you be more productive.

Here are some of the areas that we will be discussing;

  1. Meeting Management – ways to reduce the number of meetings and the length of meetings that you participate in, by utilizing online tools and incorporating meeting planning techniques.
  2. Task List Domination – methods to help you actually complete the tasks on your task list, by prioritizing your list in a way that will focus your efforts.
  3. Distraction Elimination – useful ways to reduce and remove the distractions that are keeping you from accomplishing more, such as phone calls, email, and social media.
  4. Redundancy Reduction – ways to optimize, streamline, and organize your activities by removing duplication.
  5. Planning Ahead – methods of planning your day for better results, allowing you to be proactive instead of reactive.
  6. Working Smarter – ways of utilizing technology to increase your productivity, including programs and browser extensions that will assist you with numbers 1-5.

With these six areas mastered, we guarantee you will see an increase in your personal productivity level.

Recognize Yourself and Your Team

You’re working hard to overcome obstacles, work with a team, and deliver excellence.  Small rewards allow you the time to reflect on where you and your team hope to be and what you hope to accomplish.

Remember to take time out to keep your team informed, to say ‘thank you’ or provide an incentive to keep up the good work. These actions will go a long way to improve morale and productivity in your organization as a whole.

The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one who gets the people to do the greatest things.
– Ronald Reagan

For more information, you can check out How to Be More Productive from Coach Glue, OR if you want us to do it for you… we are now offering an operations set-up package that you might be interested in (discounted until 4/15/16)!

Share with us: What is the biggest productivity obstacle that you face?

 

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Comments

  1. The biggest obstacle? Motivation! That’s such an incredible hindrance to so many people getting started with any project.

    That, and the enormity of huge projects–that’s where the “eat an elephant one piece at a time” concept comes in to play!

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      I couldn’t agree more! Breaking down projects and backward planning are helpful in so many ways. We see results faster, giving a sense of accomplishment, and have a better chance at meeting the end goal on time. Thanks for the comment!

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