Economists are cautiously optimistic of Southeast Asia’s growth prospects in 2022, including labour productivity in the region.
As ASEAN economies look to bounce back from last year’s doom and gloom, businesses in the region should improve their productivity to ride the recovery wave. Here are 5 Ways to Increase Productivity at Your Workplace:
Track Time for Tasks
Research suggests only around 17 percent of people are able to accurately estimate the passage of time. Managers should utilise automation software to track and analyse how their team is using time, such as the completion time for each task and the number of tasks completed per day. The collected data brings insights to the productivity of each team member that can help the manager identify training needs. Certain tasks can also be reassigned to improve the team’s efficiency.
Focus on High-Priority Tasks
Block out 20% of every day to work on your highest-priority tasks. Set priorities for the list of tasks you have and create a daily timetable that includes meetings.
Track the progress of each high-priority tasks at the end of each work day to make sure you meet the deadlines.
We are required to stay focused for hours at work. Therefore, remove distractions that will affect your productivity.
Remote employees have the luxury of having more control of their work environment, whereas office employees must deal with background noises made by devices and colleagues. Researchers have found that the sound of phone buzzing – even if you don’t look at it – can distract your mind.
It’s impossible to stay focused and be busy every minute of the entire workday. Taking occasional breaks prevent employees from fatigue. Taking short breaks to drink water, do some simple stretches or have a light snack will help you to recharge and feel refreshed.
Clean Your Workspace
An organised workspace that is visually pleasant can help you feel more focused and creative at work. Place snacks and drinks at the pantry and decorate your workspace with items like small indoor plants.
Make full use of your filing cabinets and drawers to keep your work desk tidy at all times. Besides, you should sanitise your desk twice every week.
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