How to be More Efficient

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Are you striving to improve your efficiency and ultimately your productivity?

Here are ideas to become more efficient:

  1. Set clear goals which you should review regularly to ensure you are taking steps towards achieving them each day.
  2. Focus on the tasks to be finished rather than completion hours. Set a rough estimate for each task and stick to it as this will help you to be disciplined.
  3. Delegate or outsource the work you are overqualified to do.
  4. Plan your day and stick to it which may mean ignoring emails and calls which you should reschedule when suits you.
  5. Reduce distractions by turning off notifications for messages, updates and emails.
  6. Use an online diary booking system so meetings with you can be arranged more efficiently.
  7. Stop reinventing the wheel so when you come up with a good work process make sure to document it fully to use it again later.
  8. Knowledge share with your team as this will help everyone to learn and develop.
  9. Always apply the proverb “measure twice, cut once” so clarify what tasks need to be done before doing them to avoid errors and time wasting.
  10. Keep your desk and computer files organised as this will reduce time spent looking for documents.
  11. Use a note taking app such as Evernote or Trello.
  12. Take regular breaks to give your brain a chance to recover so schedule breaks every day.
  13. Make use of your commute by listening to relevant podcasts or audio books.
  14. Schedule weekly review time to enable you to focus on developing your business whether alone or with the help of an advisor.
  15. Take immediate and decisive action.

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