Setting goals gives you something to work toward and motivates you to achieve it. Set SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound) goals that align with your long-term objectives and prioritize them in your daily to-do list.
Using productivity improvement goals can help you focus on the right tasks at the right times to improve your workplace efficiency and increase productivity. To do this, start by identifying measurable variables such as employee productivity, monetary cost, work hours or waste and scrap.
Focus On One Task
Being able to focus on one task at a time is essential to increasing your productivity. Multitasking drains your energy and lowers the quality of your work, so learning how to focus on just one task will help you complete tasks quicker and with fewer errors.
Start by blocking off times throughout the day to work on specific tasks. This will help you avoid distractions like social media notifications, emails, and chatty coworkers. This method also helps you stay motivated by allowing you to see the progress that you’re making towards your goals.
Break Down The Large Stuff
If you’re looking to get more productive, you need to break down large tasks into smaller pieces. This will help you achieve more in a day, and it will also help you feel more satisfied when you cross things off of your to-do list.
To start, identify the ‘parent task’. This is the main goal of the project that you’re working on. Then, break down the parent task into smaller subtasks. Each subtask should be a small, self-contained unit that contributes to completing the parent task.