Over the years, countless books have been written on the subject of workplace productivity and organisation. Yet, many of us still struggle to find ways to become more productive at work and succeed in business.. In order to help, here are 10 simple but effective strategies and tips for increasing your productivity at work and making the most out of your office space and time at work.

1) Decide on Your Goals

Do you want to be more productive, get more done in less time, or even make your workday more enjoyable? That’s what we all want—but it can be hard when you’re surrounded by colleagues and office distractions. Start by setting a clear goal of what you hope to achieve—and then develop strategies that will help you reach it. 

2) Have a Calendar or To-Do List

Keeping your goals and tasks organised is one of the easiest ways to make sure you’re being productive at work. Google Calendar is a great free example and you can have it linked up with LinkedIn and other platforms. From there, you are able to easily view your schedule for meetings, as well as see what tasks are due on what day of week. You should definitely try using your calendar, a separate app or paper planner as much as possible!

3) Use The Right Office Supplies

If you’re trying to improve your productivity and work more efficiently, then you want tools that will actually help make your life easier. The worst thing in that respect is using fancy pens and office supplies when there are much better options out there. While most companies give workers a set amount of office supplies, don’t waste time with them; instead, be sure to find something better or have them replaced altogether. You may require Ergonomic supplies and furniture to really get this done properly, so why not check out this fantastic website here for some great products?

4) Remove Distractions and Waste

Start you day by getting rid of any distractions, like email and social media, that will drain you of concentration. That might sound counterproductive, but research shows that you’re likely to end up multitasking, wasting time and ultimately making a poor impression on others. Removing these distractions helps you focus on the task at hand.

5) Track how much time you’re spending

If you’re concerned about your productivity, try tracking and limiting how much time you spend on tasks. A website like RescueTime can do a lot of that work for you. You can even set up notifications that let you know when it’s time to take a break from working so hard.

6) Stay Hydrated & Energised

While staying hydrated and energised might not seem like something that could increase productivity, it can have a huge impact on how you feel at work. Start your day off with a glass of water, and make sure you get up from your desk or workstation often enough to re-energise yourself by getting some fresh air. Not only will these two small changes help your productivity, but they’ll also keep you feeling more energetic for longer throughout the day.

7) Take Breaks for Movement & Rest

You’ve heard it a million times—workplace wellness is key to boosting productivity. One easy way to do just that is to take 5–10 minute breaks throughout your workday for movement and rest. For instance, if you’re working in an office, maybe go for a short walk during your break. Or, sit down on a stability ball instead of a chair during breaks, which can help maintain muscle strength.

8) Listen to Music That Sets the Tone

When you’re working in an office with other people, it can be hard to concentrate. That’s why listening to music that sets a certain tone can be effective when it comes to increasing productivity and staying on task.

9) Unplug From Technology

Phones, and non work-related technology are always a temptation especially if you’re bored. It’s easy to get lost in reading emails or responding to texts, or checking Twitter. To stay focused on productivity during your work day, it’s best not to keep your phone close by (unless absolutely necessary)..

10) Don’t Overwhelm Yourself Too Much

It may seem daunting, but you don’t have to completely revamp your office workspace in order to increase productivity. Instead, keep it simple and focus on small changes you can make. For example, if you work with a lot of papers, organise them into folders. If emails are overwhelming you, check them a couple times per day instead of every hour—and limit yourself to no more than two or three emails per time period. Breaking down tasks into manageable chunks is key for increasing productivity.

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