Whether you want to boost your own productivity at work or that of your employees, these ten tips will help you to get back on track and stay focused.
Commit To Work
Don’t go into work thinking that you aren’t going to get anything done. If you dedicate the first hour or two of your day to getting as much done as possible, you’re more likely to carry on the rest of the day like this. Even if you don’t, those first few hours of productivity will give you something to be pleased about.
Leave Your Desk
Even if it’s just to go to the toilet or the kettle, let your employees know it is okay to get up and stretch their legs. Just the smallest amount of movement can help get you out of that slump.
Check Your Ego
As a small company owner, the way you act will have a huge effect on your employee’s work. If you leave your ego at the door, you’re employees are more likely to listen to what you say and get the job done.
Keep Work At Work
Personal emails, phone calls and appointments can all wait. Get your personal stuff done during your own time and keep your work space open for working.
As an entrepreneur, you are probably competitive by nature but if your employees need a little help, incentives can increase competitiveness and in turn, boost productivity in the office.
Working on an empty stomach can make you feel awful and sluggish but so can dehydration. Drinking a glass of water or squash every couple of hours can reinvigorate your senses and give you the boost you need. It’s also a great excuse to get up and walk away from your desk.
Shift Your Focus
Having focus is a good thing but staying focused on the same problem for too long can slow productivity. Instead, shift your focus between monotonous jobs and more interesting tasks every few hours or so. Allow yourself time to get distracted but keep it short and sweet.
Take A Break
Take the breaks that you deserve and ensure your employees do too. Lunch at your desk is no lunch at all and will stop you from getting the refreshing boost you need to achieve maximum productivity.
Let Go Of Perfect
Not every task or job you complete can be perfect and that goes for your employees too. Rather than allowing yourself to get caught up on the little things, accept that not everything needs to be spot-on. Sometimes, not stressing about perfection can work in your favour.
Lead By Example
You can’t expect your employees to look after themselves and work hard if you aren’t doing the same. Lead by example and show your employees it’s okay to take a break and that staying focused is the key to success.
You can stay productive at work if you stop worrying about all of the things that could go wrong. Everyone has good days and bad days, but letting yourself feel guilty about it will stop you from progressing. Stay focussed, stay refreshed and keep hitting those targets.