In response to the current global crisis, companies have been forced to change nearly every aspect of how they do business. This has had a significant effect on the job market. Though many employees have been given the opportunity to work from home during mandatory lock-downs, many more have simply been laid off. And with some business closing for good in the face of unprecedented losses, still, others find themselves with no job at all. The competition for the few open jobs available has become intense. How will you stand out from the crowd?
What is task batching? And how can it help you feel more productive? Are you having trouble keeping up your productivity levels these days? It’s no surprise. After all, you were not prepared for working from home, or in a reduced capacity. And, you spent a great deal of time honing and perfecting a time management skill set that no longer works. So maybe all those office productivity hacks you took to heart no longer feel valid. You need a few new productivity hacks to help you ace this new world of work. You need task batching. What is Task
As we struggle on this summer hindered by the various restrictions necessary to combat this global crisis, so much of what we once considered important has been put on hold. Professionally, although many of us have the opportunity to work from home, we are mostly focused on getting things done and keeping the business going. There doesn’t seem to be much opportunity for career development. Yet there are things you can do, even now, to help advance your career when things get back to normal. With all this extra time on your hands, why not work on developing new soft skills?
Never do today, what you can safely put off until tomorrow! If that statement sounds logical to you, you may be suffering from chronic procrastination. In an office environment, with bosses, supervisors, and colleagues breathing down your neck, waiting for you to finish a task, you can play it off as some quirky little personal habit, But in this time of self-isolation, procrastination can be disastrous to you career, your health, and your reputation. Don’t worry! You can cure chronic procrastination. It just takes a little effort.
For the time being, the world of handshakes and conference rooms has given way to a world video calls and team productivity apps. One common group messaging platform is Slack. The tool was used by over 12 million employees across 600,000 business before social distancing became the norm. Now, of course, it’s become more popular than ever. But many people, new to the platform, are simply suing the basic functionality. Slack offers so much more. And you can impress your boss, your colleagues, and your clients by becoming a master user.
Well, here we are again… still working from home. We’ve been at this a while now. And the unpleasant truth is, to remain safe, we’re going to be here a bit longer. Unfortunately, right about now is when we may start to see our personal productivity suffer. The slowing economy means less work is coming our way and the work we do have seems less pressing. We’re settling into the dull drudgery of days that seem interchangeable hours that tick slowly by. How can we possibly stay productive?