Ways to improve work performance

Work Time
21 Oct 2022

Success has no easy step. While it is something most of us want to achieve, the things we do to get there may differ. Different things motivate each of us, success is a common want and desire or motive. To make sure this happens, we try to increase productivity at work and improve work performance.

So how can one become more productive at work? In a world filled with several distractions, how can one focus on work and work alone? It’s true when they say that a person works for an average of 6 hours at work (even if the working hours is 8 or 9 hours). So, how does one make the most of this fact?

Here are some ways to improve work performance.

#1. Figure out your most productive time

It’s important to figure out when you’re most productive in the day. It might differ from others, and you might be unique in the way you manage this productivity as well. Yet, what you need to take into account here is the fact that each person has a different way of being productive. What you will need to do is figure out how and when this is affected in a positive and negative way.

Figure out if music helps you or if you can work in quiet places,? Do you feel like working as soon as you step into the office? Or, do you take your own time and ease into things as the day goes by? Find that time slot and channel your productivity for the fullest. 

#2. Do not procrastinate

This is one of the most common things that people suffer from during work hours. We all procrastinate, and most often, it’s with trivial things than other work. We either waste time checking social media or talk about what to order later that night. While these may be interesting things to do, they affect your productivity.  

Try and limit your distractions. Keep your phone away, and tell yourself that you will only engage in a personal conversation once you’ve finished some part of your task. This reward system works wonders and can help you keep your work in check.

#3. Manage your time well

Try to use a schedule and keep things in check. Sometimes, we have our plates full with several minor tasks or tasks in general. Keeping in mind everything is close to impossible, so instead, make a to-do list. With a list in hand, you can see how your day goes by. And once you finish a task, you can take part in a satisfying ‘tick’ against the task that you completed.

The more ticks you see, the more you are willing to finish the remaining tasks at hand. Yet, be careful to not overwork yourself or add things to that list that you can’t complete in a day. Schedules help only when you keep in mind that it’s for a day or a limited period of time. Manage your time well and you will be as productive as you’ve wanted to be.

#4. Take some time off

Productivity does not mean continuous work. It means gradual progress and to achieve this, you will need to be at your best mental health. Overworking yourself can lead to burnout. Even if you do complete a great many tasks in a short period of time when you overwork, you run out of steam. This can cause more problems than solve them. 

It’s important to take some time off and take a few breaks. Go out for some tea or coffee, talk with your colleagues for a bit, rejuvenate yourself and then get back. This way, you will feel fresh with your work as well as build camaraderie with your colleagues.


#5. Don’t be ashamed of your mistakes

We all make mistakes and mistakes are an inevitable part of being human. What is important here is learning from them and seeing what caused the mistake in the first place. When a mistake is turned into a learning experience. A person gets more out of it than not making a mistake in the first place. So, don’t be ashamed of your mistakes, instead, learn from them.

Speak to your colleagues, ask questions, reach out to them and learn from what may have gone wrong. Seek advice and keep an attitude where you want to improve. With a positive mindset such as this, progress and success can’t be far.

You should learn to take feedback from your mentors, seniors or colleagues. Take their words in a positive light, and seek to improve from your better to best. With this attitude, you will achieve the best peak performance at work.

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