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Tips to Boost Your Business Productivity

It seems everyone is doing more with less these days. So naturally, productivity has become a hot topic in many professional circles. But what works for one person may not work for everyone, and your ticket to a more productive workweek may still take some research.

From goal setting to time audits, readiness tips and time chunking, I’ve collected a few resources below with some helpful tips on productivity. Plus, some interesting insight into why working longer and harder isn’t the cure.

So if you’re looking for some ways to strategically increase your output, read on. Here is a quick round-up of four productivity articles to help inspire personal efficiency.

How Assembling an Office Desk Provides a Lesson in Productivity
By John Brandon

If you like metaphors, this is the article for you. Jason Brandon takes a relatable task, like putting together a desk, to illustrate how six simple steps could have saved him a lot of time, and probably some frustration. I especially like #6, Admire Your Work. Sometimes simply taking the time to appreciate what you’ve accomplished can be a big motivator as you launch into your next project.

Read the article here.

11 Tweaks to Your Daily Routine Will Make Your Day More Productive
By Travis Bradberry

“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” – Mark Twain.

Want to know what this quote is in relation to? Read this article. Here Bradberry lays out 11 interesting tips to boost your energy and self-control, two finite resources according to research conducted by the University of Nottingham. This article points out not just what to do to be more productive but how to do it. And spoiler alert, bringing it all together begins with your a.m. routine.

Read the article here.

How to Get More Done in Less Time
By Michael Maven

Michael Maven does an excellent job explaining why working less time can actually improve your productivity. Even though it sounds counterintuitive, simple examples help provide insight into how we can prevent mental and physical burn out. Plus, he provides a plan for preventing one of the biggest productivity killers … multi-tasking.

Read the article here.

15 Habits That Will Totally Transform Your Productivity
By Stephanie Vozza

Is productivity the result of mastering a collection of habits? If so, you wont want to miss this read. Some of the tips may seem obvious, but others like complaining and strategic procrastination are little surprising. See how many on this list you can master, and you may just be on your way to a more productive workweek. This article also comes with some great illustrations; so if you’re more visual, check it out.

Read the article here.

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