Everyone feels the race against time– whether it’s reaching the office or catching up with some work, or completing an urgent task. While stress piles on for some, others are able to handle the pressure well. However, there are some things that can help all of us in improving our own performance and give us more inner satisfaction. A task well done on time, is certainly extremely gratifying and adds to one’s self esteem.
Good ways to improve at work are:
1.Sleep well: A good night’s sleep will help you to feel relaxed and be ready to take on fresh challenges when you wake up in the morning.
2.Don’t skip breakfast: Have a proper, nutritious breakfast. After a long night’s gap, you need to eat well for good health and also to help you cope with the daily rush in just about everything.
3.Reach on time: Reaching the workplace on time, preferably 10 minutes prior to the time when the office gets flooded with peers and colleagues, gives you time to grab a quick look at the ‘sticky’ notes, figure out the important tasks and fix your priorities.
4.Be flexible: A flexible approach is necessary. Just when there’s loads of unfinished work or you’re deep in putting something in order, your supervisor may call you in for a discussion or designate another task for you to handle, putting in abeyance the other tasks already delegated to you. Flexibility here will win the day for you.
5.Be positive and concentrate: Staying focused on your work is sometimes difficult, if you’re facing some kind of a problem. Yet, it’s your job and has to be done. Adopt a positive approach and go for it!
6.Friendliness helps: It’s really wonderful to have a helpful peer system, but you have to contribute to this. Smiling at your colleagues, wishing them, inquiring about their welfare and stopping by once in a while for a chat or a joke are not just great stress-busters, but also can win some friends for you.
7.Rectify mistakes: Easier said than done, but we all make mistakes. The first and foremost thing is to admit where you’ve gone wrong; if/whenever you have, correct it at the earliest.
8.Organize your emails: Make separate folders for your emails, the important ones, ones you can delay replying to, and have others in folders with specific labels, which will help you to quickly track what you’re searching for.
9.Avoid games and the iPod: It’s a great temptation to play games when working on a computer. Similarly, immersing yourself in the iPod may mean a few minutes of sublime pleasure, but can put you at peril if your supervisor or peers are trying, unsuccessfully, to get through to you. The lunch-break’s a great time for such activities.
10.Take a break, reward yourself: Trainers recommend a mid-morning break to either send-off messages on Facebook or Twitter, or go for a short walk to stretch your legs, or reward yourself with a hot beverage and cookies in your office cafeteria.
These are the ways to improve at work.