Ways to work smarter, not harder

  1. Stay lean

You’ve just been handed a big project. Your mind starts working overtime with hundreds of different thoughts on where to begin and how you’re going to get it all done on schedule. You start by creating a humungous to-do list.

Instead, think lean and focus on only between 3 to 5 of the most urgent tasks and challenges for the day, in other words your ‘most important tasks’. Concentrate on one job at a time before moving on to tasks that are less important. When you do, you’ll feel more effective and less stressed.

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  1. A useful tool

It is important to use tools that can make your work more efficient, like a PDF to Excel conversion tool. Find out here How to make pdf into an excel

  1. Measure your results, not your time.

On productivity, the focus often becomes the length of time something takes to finish; and not what has been achieved in one day. One way to help you focus on your results and not how long it has taken you is to generate a list of done things. This is just a daily record of all that you’ve done in one day. This list will help you feel more positive and enthused because you will see what has been achieved.

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  1. Have an attitude adjustment

People with a good attitude tend to take the initiative at every opportunity. They are willing to help colleagues, they help out when someone is absent, and they ensure their work is completed to the best of their ability always.

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