I've been thinking a lot about productivity and organisation lately. Specifically, the way in which different techniques work for different people. As a Virtual Assistant I help improve business productivity. By utilising my organisation skills to complete tasks and projects quickly and efficiently, my client's can concentrate on revenue producing activities. Naturally, I am always on the look-out for new tips to either share with clients or use in my own practice. After all, the more efficiently I work, the more cost-effective my service to the client will be.
Whilst researching productivity, I found that many tips shared one key element. From grouping similar tasks and tackling them together to putting items back where they belong so you can find them again. All shared an emphasis on being organised in order to increase productivity.
There were also a lot of tips available and since interrogating the internet takes time and can lead to distractions (cute dog video's anyone?) I've bravely gone down that rabbit hole for you, come up with seven key tips, and put them all in one place for you. These tips were common to many of the sites I visited and can all be implemented reasonably easily.
It is probably easier to pick just one tip and concentrate on that. Trying to implement multiple new tips in one go is likely to make you feel less productive as you struggle to recall all the things you are supposed to be changing. But one tip, with a reminder, posted up on your computer, the wall in the office, or the fridge, is manageable. Maybe pick the tip that resonates most with you or the one that you feel would fit most effectively with the way you work. And although one small change may not seem like much, you could be surprised by how much difference it makes to your productivity.
If you still find you are not getting through that work as fast as you would like then click here to choose you preferred method of contacting me. Maybe I can add a touch of extra organisation to your day which will help you achieve that goal you are working towards.