With the sun beginning to creep out and summer holidays getting closer. It becomes less motivating to get up and go to work. So we’ll contribute some tips for you to be more proactive and boost your productivity throughout the summertime. It’s only natural for you to be a little less productive when you’ve got other commitments to adhere to: particularly if you have a family. You’d rather be anywhere than work in the summer.
Productivity may dip when looking at your surroundings and seeing bosses, co-workers or even clients taking vacations. Having that extra work to complete can always be daunting and seriously impact your productivity. Distractions aren’t ideal, especially when your covering for someone else.
Plan out your day
Busy schedules increase your stress therefore by planning out your day and scheduling individual tasks you’ll get more done and increase team productivity. For instance, instead of writing quarterly reports, produce monthly reports to further increase productivity and learn from mistakes or any issues that may have risen each month.
Be more flexible with your schedule, keep a few hours free during the day in order accommodate those spontaneous opportunities that might arise. You never know what’ll happen. Team productivity is also important, therefore to remain on the up; pitch in and help out your colleagues.
Prioritise your tasks
Keep your goals in place, this will reduce the chance of overstepping. You won’t miss deadlines, and with a tight schedule your tasks will be completed without overlapping. Furthermore, allowing extra time for frequent breaks.
Take frequent breaks
Remaining relaxed in the workplace is most important, especially when most of your job is telephone based. However, within the creative industry it’s necessary to relax the mind in order to become more productive. As cramming too much into one session will spur an information overload, potentially ruining your entire schedule. For example, mobile applications like Headspace have been created to allow you to take short 10 minute breaks from your busy schedule.
Read, Research and be realistic
Whatever time it is; your schedule should always include research hours. Our environment is constantly changing. Therefore, your workforce should keep up to date with the current industry trends. This will give you a competitive edge, as you’ll learn more about your services, what competitors are doing and expand your creativity.