Sunday December 8, 2019
Home Lead Story Here are Ways...

Here are Ways of Working Smart and Managing Time Efficiently

Here are ways to work smarter

0
//
Working smart
Here are some life hacks that will help you in working smart and managing your time. Lifetime Stocks

Everyone has 24 hours each day. Why, then, do some people manage to perform more efficiently than others?

In her latest book �Burnout’, senior psychologist and business leader Anju Jain, who has previously authored �Step Up: How Women Can Perform Better for Success’, shares pillars of working smart that efficient workers leverage and keep burnout at bay.

1. Write your to-do list

Old-fashioned as it may be, the to-do list can be a lifesaver. It gives you a complete glimpse of what needs to be done and helps you script your day in advance. List out the emails you need to send, calls you have to make, who you have to meet, presentations that require work, errands to be run, etc. Then, prioritize and mark the critical ones out. Make sure you have your list handy and visible.

2. Plan your day according to your energy levels

Our productivity depends on our unique chronotype or internal clock. One that impacts what time of the day we are most focussed, creative, in a good mood, or likely to make mistakes. Figure out your peak hours and build tasks onto your schedule accordingly.

Planning and working
You need to plan your day in a way that is convenient for you. Lifetime Stock

3. Work the calendar

Once a week, assess which meetings are critical and which ones can be delegated or declined. Integrate your personal commitments into the calendar – vacations, kid’s activities, etc. Block out time for quiet, critical work that needs to be done without interruption.

4. Email at planned hours

Remove notification alerts so your inbox does not call you. Technology is for your convenience, not the other way round. Once you opened an email, act on it the first time, and keep your emails to the point. Most importantly, to avoid stress, don’t read emails first thing in the morning or while heading to bed at night.

Also Read- Here are Some Home Decor Tips for Micro Homes

5. Say no

Burnout tends to hit the best employees and those who promptly accept additional responsibilities. Practice filtering demands and saying no to those that don’t align with your goals. (IANS)

Next Story

82% Indians Believe Technology Improves Workplace: Study

82% Indians believe technology is enhancing work environment

0
Enhanced workplace
Many Indians believe that technology is enhancing workplace and providing access to better jobs and opportunities. Pixabay

Smart technology has already transformed the workplace, and it is now helping to create more diverse work environments, as a new study on Thursday revealed that 82 per cent Indians believe that technology is enhancing work environment and providing access to better jobs and opportunities.

A new study conducted by Lenovo, surveyed over 15,000 individuals from around the globe including the US, Mexico, Brazil, China, India, Japan, UK, Germany, France and Italy, and found that employees share many positive opinions around the world regarding technology and its role in the workplace, such as its ability to improve job opportunities and job quality.

“Millennials & Gen-Z comprise — 60 per cent of the workforce and expect their employers to provide them seamless access to cutting-edge technology. At Lenovo, our vision is to provide smarter technology for all,” said Rahul Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Lenovo PCSD India.

smart workplace
‘Smart technology’ encourages ‘smart workplace’. Pixabay

“Lenovo is well positioned to meet the demands of the new-age workforce and enable ‘smarter workplaces’,” Agarwal said.

The study revealed that 73 per cent respondents in India believe tech helps people like them get good jobs and enhance careers.

Worldwide, 56 per cent strongly believe tech is making it easier to advance to the next career level: this rang most true among workers in India (85 per cent ), Mexico (74 per cent) and Brazil (72 per cent), the study said.

Also Read- Indian Frontline Employees Don’t Feel Connected: Facebook Report

The survey also showed that 83 per cent of employees from India are happy for artificial intelligence (AI) to take over the ‘boring’ parts of their jobs, as compared to 52 per cent respondents globally.

This includes tasks such as paperwork, timesheets and invoices, cleaning and organising and notetaking. (IANS)