Greater Productivity

Greater productivity? It might get you more time for what’s most important to you.

Unfortunately both employees and the self-employed talk about the long hours they work and the desire for more personal time. Although long work hours may not be the result of just one reason, you can reclaim some of your time when you have greater productivity.

Look at how you spend your work hours. You might find yourself as surprised as my clients have been. Create a list of your most common activities and then daily track the time you spend on them in 10 or 15 minute increments. If your work weeks are fairly consistent, a week of data will do.

What do you notice? Lots of time spent on email? Tasks that could be delegated? More time than needed analyzing situations? Personal time included in the work hours? Phone calls that are lengthier than they could be? Lots of interruptions? Too much time spent trying to reach perfection? Use the awareness you gain to begin making changes. Even small steps are a great way to get started and achieve greater productivity.

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