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4 ways to maximize productivity at work

To be productive at work, you can either spend more hours on it or schedule all the projects properly and work smartly. As time is a limited resource, you need to use effective strategies to maximize your output or productivity.

Stop multitasking

We think that the ability to multitask is an important skill for increasing productivity. However, it is not humanly possible. Juggling with several tasks may result in lost efficiency and time. A habit of dealing with one work before moving on to another is the best way to cope up with all the projects and complete them faster.

Use 80/20 rule

You can use the 80/20 principle to prioritize the tasks according to the need. It implies that you need to identify the most important 20 percent of your work to maximize efficiency and cut down the less significant 80 percent of your work schedule. It allows you to save time for the other important things. It's like getting 80% of the outcome from 20% of the efforts.

Take breaks

Taking breaks while working may sound counterintuitive. But scheduled breaks can improve the power of concentration. Breaks should be structured and deliberate so that they can help you get recharged and come up with new ideas with enthusiasm.

Eliminate inefficient communication

Responding to all the emails and messages all the time can cost a huge part of work time. These time-consuming jobs can be settled by writing precise and clearer emails and messages. And notifications should be turned off to avoid distractions. Checking all these things after specific intervals can save time to handle the additional workload.

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