Overcoming Productivity Problems

Employees’ behavior and reputation play a huge role in how they react with coworkers and subordinates.  That being said, their attitude towards work and personal productivity should be evaluated by the employees themselves. 

If you want to improve your work performance, it would help to reflect on how others see you in the workplace.  Remember that you need to be a good role model that others would choose to emulate if you desire to become an effective leader and coworker.

You do not have to do everything

An employee who seems to do nothing is someone who tries to do everything.  At the end of the shift, that worker would only stall the progress of some projects or end up without a single accomplishment.  Spreading yourself too thin would only lead to missed deadlines, poor response times, and constant, unnecessary stress. 

Bear in mind that you cannot do it all; you are not a superhero in the first place.  Try keeping your priorities focused while having a realistic work schedule.  Work as hard for your people as they do for you.

Utilize your staff

If you have a staff at your disposal, this would give you the freedom of managing your work by distributing them among your staff members.  Make sure that you have staff members whom you can trust.  Just remember that you do not have to berate your staff constantly about following "your way."  Simply pick your battles and allow your team to do their jobs according to how they see it fit.

Everything does not have to be perfect

If a project was done correctly, although not according to your vision or how you were to do it yourself, it is still an accomplished project.  It really is not that big of a deal.  Simply step back and let go as you focus your energies on more important initiatives.

Have a realistic schedule

If you are fully booked throughout the week, running from one meeting to the next all day every day, you leave yourself no time to accomplish important and high-priority tasks.  It does not do any good if a project is completed on deadline, yet it took three days for you to have a moment to take a look at it.

By accepting every invitation you receive, you only let other people control your time and determine your priorities.

 
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