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Top tips for increasing productivity

Productivity is a measure of the quality of work we perform with the resources available. We all want to leave at the end of the day with a sense of accomplishment. Through effective use of office time and a better work life balance, we can not only increase our satisfaction levels but also the efficiencies within our businesses. Here are some simple tips that may assist

Learn how to let go

Delegate tasks to free up valuable time. If we can learn to shift some of our responsibilities, we not only empower our employees but reduce our own stress levels.

Offer flexibility to employees

Work life balance is so important and flexible working hours or the option to work from home can be extremely beneficial for our employees and our business productivity.

Improve internet speeds

Not only will this allow employees to work more efficiently but can also improve staff morale by eliminating frustrations and complaints due to slow access speeds.

Reduce the number of meetings you attend

Your time is valuable, set days aside that you are available to attend meetings and reserve other days to be in the office.

Take a break to refresh

Stop work to eat your lunch and take short breaks throughout the day. It is amazing the difference it can make to your energy and concentration levels.

Limit distractions

Social media can consume a considerable amount of time each day. It may be better to limit access or set specific timeframes to devote to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other networking sites.

Set goals with deadlines

People perform so much better when they have a clear goal or a deadline. Keep your goals in a place where you will see them each day and make a conscious effort to track your results.