In order to work through the never-ending to-do list and juggle the multiple demands of others, we have to sort the urgent tasks from the merely important and make a habit of being efficient. A study from the University of California, Irvine found that employees were at their happiest when completing tasks efficiently, with a minimal sense of disruption or unnecessary obstacles. Since workplaces with a greater sense of positivity have been proven to have higher levels of productivity, there is every reason to put a high premium on effective work habits: making sure that assignments run smoothly, and leave those involved feeling energised and enthusiastic.
- Consider what makes getting things done difficult, including emotional and psychological barriers
- Learn specific ways to adapt our approach to the task at hand
- Look at strategies to help us choose realistic goals
- Learn habits and techniques to beat procrastination