Productivity (or lack thereof) can make or break your career. Sure, productivity is just one element of a successful career, but without it you’ll get nowhere. So it’s no wonder that those who found wildly successful businesses have a pretty good sense of how to be productive—and how to avoid the things that frustrate them or distract them from getting their important work done. From Steve Jobs to Shan-Lyn Ma, the biggest-hitting business leaders didn’t just start with a dream – they knew how to work to make it happen. Wouldn’t you like to learn their productivity secrets?
No matter what your job history, if you’ve ever worked with others, chances are you’ve worked with that one co-worker who just brings everyone down. You know the one… disorganized, unenthusiastic, and defensive. Just as one bad apple can spoil the bunch, one toxic employee can poison an office. Here’s an important bit of career advice… don’t be that employee.
Being a great employee is about more than just being good at what you do. Your personal demeanor and interaction with colleagues, supervisors, and subordinates also make a lasting impression. Recognizing and displaying good workplace citizenship can have a positive impact on your career. After all, no one wants to work with a surly, cantankerous jerk… and, perhaps more importantly, no one wants to hire one.
Regardless of your job or industry, there aren’t always enough hours in the day to get everything done. As a result, you constantly feel like you’re always behind. And that’s just not good for your productivity or your health. Whether you are working from home or you are in an office, maintaining your health, happiness and sanity are very much a top priority. In this fast-paced business world, you need to learn to work smarter and healthier. If you do, your life will be easier, happier… and probably longer.
To gain a competitive edge, young people are being asked to make career decisions earlier and earlier. In many high schools, students are being asked to choose career paths as early as the tenth grade. This, at a time in life when your most pressing concern is which video game to buy with your allowance or who to ask to Fall dance. It’s not surprising that so many of us find ourselves in a career we find unfulfilling. But, thankfully, there’s good news. In today’s job market, it’s never too late to begin a journey of career discovery.
We live in a world filled with distractions. Smartphones, email, text messages, the internet… it’s like we’re a dog trying to live in a squirrel sanctuary. But when these distractions overwhelm us, things begin to slip through the cracks – especially at work. So, how can we avoid these distractions and learn to be more efficient? Time management skills can help establish priorities, set aside non-essential tasks, and increase work efficiency. And Increasing work efficiency will ultimately help us reach our goals.