Ways to Increase Productivity at Work

  1. Eat healthy foods throughout the day

Eating healthy foods is scientifically proven to:

  • Increases energy and alertness
  • Ensures a healthy immune system, which will reduce absenteeism
  • Improves sleep, leading to greater concentration
  • Help to improve mental health
  1. Complete tasks in batches

Task-batching is very similar to time blocking but takes the method a step further. Batching involves completing similar tasks in a scheduled block, avoiding the need for switching back and forth between skills and concentrations.

  1. Don’t faff, get it done, conquer procrastination with the “2-Minute Rule”

If it takes less than two minutes, then do it now. It baffles me how many things we put off that we could get done straight away. For example, washing your dishes immediately after your meal, tossing the laundry in the washing machine or sending that email.

If a task takes less than two minutes to complete, then follow the rule and do it right now.

  1. Prioritise your most important tasks first

Capture all your tasks in a master list then break it down into sections. Urgent, important, and necessary. Organising your tasks in this way ensures that you don’t get overwhelmed and important tasks don’t get forgotten.

  1. Is that meeting really necessary?

Sometimes it can feel like you don’t actually complete any work because you spend most of your time in meetings. While they can be beneficial, try to cover all bases in one sitting instead of having multiple meetings throughout the week.

  1. List your results for the day

Remember to list your achievements. As well as a to do list, it can also be beneficial to keep track of all the extra things you have done. For example, by just writing ‘complete project’ you may be shading over all the work you actually did to complete that project. Write it all down and enjoy the satisfaction of ticking off each small accomplishment.