Why tackle today what you can put off until … Tuesday? In a
new survey, 57 percent of executives polled by Robert Half said Tuesday is the
most productive day of the week for employees. Monday, the second most popular
answer, received just 12 percent of the response.
Here are some tips to maintain productivity throughout the
- Make a plan. Spend 10 to 15
minutes at the beginning of each day mapping out your desired accomplishments.
Prioritize the tasks that are most important to the business.
- Sharpen your focus. People are
more productive when working for an extended period in the same mental mode, as
opposed to changing gears frequently. Try to cluster tasks that require similar
effort or resources in the same time frame.
- Limit distractions. It can be
tempting to review e-mail each time a message arrives. However, unless your job
requires an immediate response, it’s often best
to check your inbox periodically throughout the day.
- Don’t delay. Even peak
performers occasionally put off working on unpleasant or overwhelming
assignments. One effective way to overcome procrastination is to break a project
into smaller, more manageable tasks.
- Recharge. Taking short breaks
throughout the day can help you replenish your energy and fight fatigue.
Source: Robert Half workvine.com