07 ways to simplify your workplace
Whatever be the nature of job, extreme pressure is always mounted on everyone. To reduce stress and simply your work life, here is the ultimate guide to help you –
- Harmonize your decisions with your values
Experts suggest it is easier to make difficult decisions when you know your values well mainly shared values within the team and then figure out the options available. This allows you to confidently deal with the big challenges, that leads to time and money saving.
- Know when and how to say NO
When we newly join in, we tend to help others and even accept work outside our job scope. This happens sometimes out of curtesy and sometimes out of obligations. When you keep on saying yes to every work that comes under your nose, you eventually assume that they are part of your responsibilities. You need to gauge on your workload before assisting in other work areas. You need to strike a balance between fulfilling your job responsibilities and going beyond. Learn to say “No” in a polite manner if it doesn’t suit you.
- Limit your time and then set a goal to compete task within the stipulated time.
It is true that if you think you have whole night to complete the task, you will find you have a ton to do. But if you will decide a time frame to complete your task and strive to work efficiently within it, your productivity and efficiency both will improve.
- Prioritize your work
Give full energy to the things that matter to you the most. Prioritize your work and do less important tasks for the end of the day with a knowledge that some may not get done. And those incomplete tasks can be completed the other day. Ask yourself a question “what are my top priorities?” and work accordingly.
- Be sociable but beware of office politics
It is great to know your colleagues outside work as you have less in office to know a person personally. We all are social animals and it is the need to have some social time with friends. But you ought to be careful that we may unintentionally get involved in office politics due to so much social time with them. When you socialize with people, you get to know the likings and disliking of people and sometimes you form a group and start believing what others believe.
- Take regular breaks
We have so many deadlines to meet that we can’t even think of breaks. We are so busy that we also forget about them altogether. It’s ok to be on tight schedules sometimes but to be habitual for this kind of lifestyle can have an overwhelming effect on your health. It is not just about your health but it has an adverse effect on productivity
- set personal rules
Keep some rules for you that does not involve work and work. Spend sometimes with your family and loved ones. Write down all these rules on a piece of paper and stick on them.