Productivity is one of those things that everyone in the business world wants to have more of. The folks at Carhire want to better promote their services, so they push their marketing personnel to do more and do better. Companies like Smith & Wesson or Heckler & Koch are always pushing their research and development personnel into making improvements on existing models, trying to create the better gun. In general, the more productive a business is, the better its stability and the more profitability it stands to gain. At the very least, it means is at least making the most of its resources.
A good way to boost productivity is to set achievable daily goals. A far-off goal is useful because it helps motivate people and gives them a clear picture of where they’re going, but doesn’t necessarily help fight the urge to procrastinate. On the other hand, daily goals – smaller and more easily achieved – that help build towards the long term objective can reduce distractions and give people something more readily approached. Having something to pursue on a daily basis also improves morale, since it gives a clear step-by-step leading to their ultimate objective.
When sorting tasks, try and get the worst done at the very start. Yes, it does risk ruining the whole day for people, but it also means that the thing people want to do the least is done with early on. The rest of the day is left for tasks that are less unpleasant and possibly even more enjoyable. People might even see it as a small victory, setting a more positive tone for the rest of the work day.
As much as possible, lump all similar tasks together and do them all in one swing. Have to make a multitude of phone calls? Then just do them one after another, rather than spreading them out over the course of the day. The improved organization of tasks means that the mind doesn’t shift from one mode to another because the nature of the work that needs to be done is always changing. It interrupts the train of thought and makes it troublesome to chain thoughts together and build ideas.
Be punctual, even if the job doesn’t require any set hours. Punctuality and a set time helps people settle into an efficient routine. While people claim they don’t like it, a routine of their own making is very good for productivity because work becomes habitual, second-nature.