In recent decades, social time has outpaced the natural. This means that during the life of one generation it has to constantly learn, adapt to the dynamically changing world (its social aspect), become more perfect, faster, intelligent, and follow the market demands. Social time begins to flow more rapidly; although the technosphere has simplified life and freed up a lot of time, it is always missing, especially at work. There is hardly anyone who is unfamiliar with such cases.
There can be many reasons for the lack: a waste of time on conversations, spending time on the Internet, the hope that part of the work can be hung on employees, the work is not a wolf, lack of motivation. We will give you a dozen tricks and recommendations, the implementation of which will save any person from the question: “How to learn to work faster and more efficiently?
The priority is .
Before embarking on any activity, set priorities: rank the planned events in order of importance, starting with the urgent and more important ones. Learn how to separate or categorize cases into urgent ones that need to be completed within a specified time frame, and important ones that need to be completed, but are not so limited by time frames.
Not only the tasks set by a higher-level manager can be important, but also those that directly affect the rest of the staff, forcing them to stand idle. As an example: at the furniture production, first of all, you should take up the cutting of the material, so that everyone who will work with it does not stand idle, and then – for another job, if you hang several operations.
The ability to refuse
Focusing on one job or project will make it faster, better and more efficient. The absence of distracting factors has a positive impact on performance. Throwing between a couple of projects, constant distractions, for example, to help an employee, affects the result negatively. But there must also be a balance: the principle of “working on my own” separates people from the team. Learn to put your interests above the interests of your employees within a reasonable framework, also do not be afraid to refuse them.
Take a moment to rest.
Practice shows that no matter how interesting the activity is, the concentration of attention on it decreases after 30-60 minutes of immersion in the case. Therefore, it is recommended to periodically take breaks, to switch to other activities.
Depending on the type of activity, this time should be spent on recharging or warming up, or vice versa, sit down and have a little rest, something to drink or eat. The main thing is to change your condition radically: sit at the computer – spend a break actively, stood at the machine – better sit down.
The ability to group similar tasks according to a criterion, plan and/or schedule them will be useful. Complex tasks are better handled in stages, breaking them down into small steps. In this way, both progress is visible and psychologically you will know that there is progress, no matter how extensive the task is. Also, the approach allows you to control yourself by analyzing the ways to achieve the goal, their feasibility, to see how close you are to the goal, how fast you can achieve it, etc.
Achieving each trivial victory/goal can be rewarded, whether it’s a yummy, a new thing or a weekend outdoors.
Multi-tasking allows you to perform several tasks overnight, but practice has shown that the quality of the result in such cases is mediocre. And it concerns all people, not individuals. Women are more inclined to receive and process information in several streams, yet focus is paying off. Long training will allow to cope with several cases quite well, to quickly switch from one to another, where without timely rest a person will quickly “burn out”.
We’re not wasting our time
It refers to office workers and other people whose activities are closely intertwined with the computer. An important problem with the low efficiency of their work – spending a lot of time in social networks, watching movies, online games and forums.
When accessing the Internet via Wi-Fi or sufficient traffic to the Internet, you can sit from your tablet or smartphone, it does not change the case.
There are no prohibitions, except for working online through an Internet browser will not save, if a person does not gather the strength of will in a fist and do not stop wasting time on unnecessary things.
We choose the job we like.
You can buy a dog for anyone, and you can’t make everyone wag their tail. If we paraphrase the proverb in our own way, we will: money can make anyone work, but love what he does – not everyone.
Based on the fact that most of your free time from sleep will be given directly to the work and everything associated with it (to get to the workplace, then back home, to prepare for workday), a job must be selected so that it is not only financially beneficial. The job should be enjoyable, interesting and enjoyable.
Focus on .
Besides the refusal of multitasking and the ability to say “no” to a comrade and employee, do not allow you to focus on the task surrounding you, including friends and relatives. Learn not to be distracted by conversations, phone calls, messages to the post office, messengers and social networks. Warn anyone who can call/write that they are busy during business hours or a certain amount of time will not be distracted.
Plans for every day
If the work is not monotonous, you are facing a large-scale goal, stretched over time for months, it must be fragmented. And you have to break it down to such a level that the notebook, which is currently in the role of the organizers, has records for every day. Especially if you are not an ordinary worker, and have at least a few people in the subordination.
Daily tasks and self-monitoring will stimulate, help to achieve small victories, observe progress, and learn how to work quickly. At the beginning of each workday, if you have a subordinate, we will conduct a “briefing session” to summarize the previous day and give out tasks for today. If the plan is large and involves the same type of work, such activities are less frequent, controlling the process and not allowing employees to slow down or even increase their pace.
Important things to do in the morning.
A person works most productively in the first half of the day, and the closer to lunch, the lower the work capacity becomes. In the morning, people are full of strength, energy, they are not tired, they do not think how long the shift is left, etc. However, after the beginning of the working day, a person needs to go into a direction, to swing. At all and in different situations this time varies from ten minutes to one hour and even more. Try to get involved as soon as possible and do the main work in the morning.