Aug 2 2009

Increase your productivity by killing time wasting tasks

As part of my “Productivity Series”, i started by helping you to get you productivity back on “Tips for getting your productivity back“, then switched to explain how could you optimise some of your tasks to get your work done on “Tips for getting things done“, now it’s time to explain where should you cut wasted time.

1. Turn off your blog readings at work

Remove the blog reading from your working hours, or at least, read the blogs that you are used too into the bottom of you daily pipeline, reading the blogs at the beginning of the day will make you unfocused.

2. Avoid usage of instant messaging

Use of instant messaging during work schedule will kill every productivity that you could have, if you won’t believe on it, just keep track of every IM interactions that you have during the week, the results will be obvious.

3. Restrict meetings

Meet only when you can’t handle the subject by email or phone, meeting are the foremost time expensive way in every company. If you really need to have a meeting, just schedule the meeting to the begin of the day, or near lunch time, do not break your day into half!

There are plenty more tasks where you are wasting your time, in order to identify them, just keep a daily time log.

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