With the start of every new year comes a slew of resolutions aimed at ways we can improve. In the workplace, there is very little that ranks above maximizing productivity. In the communications agency world, not only does taking time to reevaluate your daily routine for enhanced performance benefit you, it also benefits your clients.
As we get started in 2016, here are a few tips to leave you feeling more organized and productive at work.
1. Make a list. Nothing derails productivity more than unorganized thoughts. The easiest way to stay on track throughout the day is to outline your priorities ahead of time, either at the start of each day or at the end of the previous day. Inevitably, things will shift and new items will be added to your list more quickly than they disappear, but a list will help you keep track of your responsibilities and visualize your tasks so you can prioritize accordingly.
2. Finish one project before moving on to the next. This is perhaps easier said than done in the agency world when new projects and requests are constantly coming in, but being able to finish one project before switching gears to another helps your brain stay focused and improves the quality of your work.
3. Declutter your desk and purge old items. If you’re having trouble focusing on your work, consider an improvement in your environment. A cluttered work area can make it hard to find the things you need when you need them. While taking a few seconds to ruffle through papers on your desk might not seem like a huge disruption, it takes you off task and can make it harder to refocus when you’re in a groove. Make a habit of throwing out old papers when you no longer need them, and develop an organized system for the things you need so you can easily access them.
Kristy Lucero is an Account Executive at Lovell Communications. Connect with Kristy at Kristy@lovell.com or @kristylucero
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