If you’re like most people, there aren’t enough hours in the workday to check off all of the items on your “to do” list. To be productive, you can either choose to work longer hours or work smarter. If you choose the latter route, here are several time management strategies to increase productivity at work:
- Give yourself deadlines. Establishing your own deadline for open-ended assignments will help you to focus on the task at hand and hold you accountable to meeting a completion date. You’ll be surprised at how much you can accomplish when you’re watching the clock.
- Improve your concentration by taking breaks. Some people have the misconception that taking breaks throughout the workday will cause them to lose momentum and focus. In reality, giving yourself brief brain breaks throughout the day will help you to maintain a constant level of performance and complete the project faster.