Posted April 11, 2013 by Blake Meadows in Article

How you can enhance productivity as an employee?


Everyone wants to shine in the workplace and win favor of the company management, irrespective of his or her job profile. However, unless you can prove that you are productive as an employee, this will remain an unfulfilled dream. This can be difficult at times, particularly when you need to multitask and cope with stressful work environment. Unreasonable clients, strict deadlines and lack of co ordination with other department may affect your productivity level adversely. While you cannot escape the workplace stress and hurdles on your way, there are some measures that you can employ to override those stumbling blocks and enhance your level of productivity.

The first step to becoming organized employee is beige organized. There are some employees whose desk or cubicle remains cluttered every day of the year. As a result, they always struggle to find a particular card or business report and end up wasting time. Do not follow in their footsteps and make it a point to keep your cubicle or desk in office perfectly organized. It takes only a few minutes and helps you find things whenever you need them.

To become productive at work, it is essential that you get rid of all visual and other sources of distraction. Keeping the mobile phone in silent mode is a good idea as it can distract you and other colleagues otherwise. Similarly, resist the temptation of keeping social media sites and messenger apps open when you work online. These apps can distract you in a major way and you may get late in finishing work.

Learn how to use computer and widely used apps cleverly to save time and do more work in schedule. For example, you can find apps that remind you of upcoming works that need to be done. Even storing your file folders in desktop and using shortcuts can help you accomplish more work in less time. The websites that you need to browse and use everyday should be saved in your browser’s favorite or bookmark list for same purpose.

There are some employees who are always in a hurry to leave office at the earliest. However, you would do better by arranging the files and documents required for next day’s work before you leave the workplace. This will help you save time the next day and you can start work quickly.

Sometimes, you may feel tempted to keep some works pending that have long deadlines. This can lead to accumulation of workload later and you may have to slog it out at late hours to complete pending task. To avoid such situations at work, do not keep any task pending for long. This also make you end such tasks hurriedly which increases chances of errors.

While multitasking can be a necessity at workplaces often, you need to prioritize. Besides, do not take up too many tasks at once. It can leave you baffled and overwhelmed. Take up the harder tasks first and follow them up by easier tasks for ease of work.

It is necessary to keep your cool in stressful times. At times, you may get unexpected workload and that may not be owing to whims of management. It could be urgent requirement of an important client. In such trying times, try to remain motivated and take small breaks in work to maintain calm.

Blake Meadows