More often than not people tend to waste a lot of time on issues that do not contribute to the promotion of their productivity levels. You need to optimize your time at the workplace and even outside too. Time is a non-renewable resource that should be used carefully. These are the strategies that you can use:
Have a brief morning meeting
If you can manage to get your staff for an informal meeting every morning before they embark on their duties, go ahead and do it. At such a forum, each member will verbalize their intentions for the day that will help to hold them accountable for the day’s performance. It will also enhance efficiency as each member will know what the rest expect of them at the end of the day. But don’t forget the formal meetings which should be well strategized and regular to ensure that issues are dealt with as fast as they arise.
Do the toughest and most important things on your to-do list first
As the day progresses, you will get worn out and it would be a great challenge to embark on tough activities. That’s why it is wise to choose the toughest assignments and clear them in the morning when you are still fresh and full of energy. You can make your to-do list have the toughest tasks come first and the less tasking ones to come later in the day.
Have a clearly defined email strategy
Dealing with so many emails that are disorganized can be a daunting task. Some may go unintended to while others will be attended to when it is already too late. Do not check emails anytime you feel like, but set aside a particular time that you deal with emails only. Ensure that all the emails are attended to before you go to another task.