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Tips for Improving Productivity at Work

Would you like to be more productive at work? Most people would answer yes, but in reality, most people don’t know where to start. It can be hard to break a lifetime of bad habits and boost productivity levels, but it is not impossible. If you have been struggling to be more productive, try employing some of the tips below.

Minimize Distractions

Very few people can be productive when they are constantly being distracted. Learn how to minimize distractions at work so you can focus on completing important tasks. If you are easily distracted by your surroundings, consider taking the following steps before you start working:

• Close the door (if you have a private office) or wear earplugs (if you work in a cubicle)

• Turn off your phone and desktop notifications

• Be sure your desk area is clean and free of clutter

• Turn your clock around or off

All of the actions above can eliminate or reduce distractions.

Take Breaks

Do you take regular breaks? Many people do not, preferring to work through them instead, but studies consistently show that workers who take breaks throughout the day are far more productive than those who don’t. Even a short 10 - 15-minute break can make a huge difference, especially if you are allowed to go outside or into a different room. Never forget to take breaks.

Make a Schedule

Why should you make a schedule when you do the exact same thing every day? This is a common question many workers have, but studies show workers who make schedules are more organized and relaxed at work. Even if there is an unexpected emergency, you will know what needs to be done before the day is over. Once you make a schedule or task list, you should cross the tasks off the list as you complete them. Once your list is finished, you will have a strong feeling of accomplishment.

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If you are a hardworking and productive IT, engineering or technology professional, you should get in touch with Nesco Resources. We help workers find their dream jobs by matching them with companies that will appreciate their contributions. Reach out to Nesco Resources to speak with a staffing professional today.

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