Imagine your’e at work and you have a lot
of tasks to complete, but your’e just not able to complete them in the given time and
then you might get feedback from your boss saying, You know what your’e not being very
productive. So what is this productivity and how can you be highly productive at work?
Well, If you wanna know about that, you are at the right place. Today we’re gonna learn
tips to become highly productive at your workplace. Welcome to Skillopedia. My name is Rima and
today I’m gonna share with you, Tips on how you can become highly productive at work.
Now the first tip and this one I use like a golden rule. It’s called learn to prioritize,
that’s right. Now you may have heard from many people that keeping a priority list of
tasks actually helps. Well, let me tell you one more time. It does help and it helps in
a big way, so in case your’e somebody, who ends up doing a lot of things at the same
time or tries to complete their tasks and It’s always a race against time, what you
need to do is you need to make a to do list and prioritize your tasks according to their
urgency or according to their importance and the important thing to do is stick to this
to do list, that’s right. Do not digress and start at the top and finish at the bottom
and as an when you keep finishing your tasks, keep taking them off your list, coz this will
give you a lot of confidence, a lot of positivity and it will encourage you to work faster.
Now in an office environment, It’s always possible that you have your to do list, but
there are lot of people, who have their to do list and they might expect you to work
on their tasks first. Make sure that as far as possible, you stick to your to do list,
because ultimately when you finish your to do list, that’s when you are gonna be coming
out as highly productive. So like I’m saying always and always learn to prioritize and
stick to your tasks list. Now the next tip in order to be highly productive
at your work place is, Always, always avoid all distractions. Now when I’m talking about
distractions, I’m talking about your cell phone. The games on your cell phone. I’m talking
about all the social media sites. I’m talking about online surfing or gaming, whatever that
you waste time in. All of these things can be good distractions, good diversions. But
not when your’e busy at your work place. Make sure that once you get to work, you focus
on the tasks at hand. You give your hundred percent to your work, because if you waste
time getting distracted by all these various social or technological distractions. You
are going to pay by losing your productivity. So I repeat myself, make sure that you focus
on your work at all times and absolutely avoid all distractions. The third tip that I have for you is slightly
different. It’s not something regular or run up the mill, but It’s highly important, which
is why I’m gonna take it slow here. Make sure that you shield yourself from negativity.
Now work places have many people, different people have different natures, different perspectives,
which is why sometimes work places can be breeding grounds for negativity, gossip and
some sort of interpersonal differences. Now If you have a work place, that suffers from
all of these things. What you have to do is, You have to shield yourself from this negativity
and focus on your work. Now how do you shield yourself from this negativity? Do not indulge
in gossip sessions, do not indulge in small talk during work hours. Probably only when
your’e taking a break. Also don’t take what you hear or what people speak about to heart.
Focus on your work a hundred percent. Make your work your highest priority. In fact people
say that, when your’e working, It should be like a sort of a meditation, that’s how focus
you need to be. So don’t let anybody’s opinions or words affect you and trust me, If you master
this, you will be the king of productivity. Now when your’e working in an organization.
It’s very, very normal that you always look for approval or acknowledgement from the people
around you, your colleagues, your bosses. But I’m saying, If you want to be highly productive
approve of yourself. Each time you do something fantastic at work, do not keep looking for
approval outside of yourself from other people or from your seniors, because if you don’t
get the approval your’e looking for, you will end up feeling very discouraged and demotivated.
So if you want to keep your motivation levels high always compete only with yourself and
always keep appreciating and approving of yourself and your work. That way you’ll be
focused on your work and you will be highly productive at your work place. The next tip that I have for you in order
to become highly productive is a golden one, It says, Forget and erase past failures. Now
it always happens that sometimes, we end up making mistakes at work, sometimes we’re not
at our best. Sometimes we face small failures, It happens to everybody, but if your’e going
to hold on to a past failure and replay it in your mind every time your’e faced with
a difficulty or a challenge at work. You are not gonna be able to get very far, In fact
that fear, that insecurity, that memory will cripple you and it will stop you from achieving
any success further, so make sure that you let go of all your past mistakes and failures.
Treat each moment like It’s a new moment and focus on your work and that will take you
ahead on the path to high productivity. The next tip that I have for you is slightly
difficult to execute. If you want to be highly productive at work. You have to learn not
to be overwhelmed. Work places are hubs of stress, you know urgency. Too many things
happening at the same time, It’s very easy to get overwhelmed, when your’e stressed,
when your’e challenged. It’s easy to loose your temper, It’s easy to be slightly rude,
It’s easy to look confused. But that’s what you have to master. Now if you want to become
the master of productivity, learn to be able to control your emotions, control your mind.
In fact master your mind and emotions, so that you don’t appear confused or distracted
or stressed or overwhelmed in crucial situations. When you show your calm and cool collected
response in social situations and actually get on top of your tasks, that’s when you
will be appreciated by all and everyone will want to emulate your productivity. My last tip for you in order to become highly
productive at your work place is last but not the least and it says, Keep on learning.
Now it often happens that once your’e done with your education, the learning stops. But
let me tell you that learning is life long task and you must commit to this task in order
to remain relevant and productive. So your responsibility at your work place or any job
or any work that your’e doing is to continuously keep learning, keep updating yourself, keep
upgrading your skills and to keep working on self enhancement and self improvement.
When you do so you get newer ideas, new avenues open up and your productivity is increased,
because your general motivational levels to keep on doing better and better at work continue
to increase lifelong, so make sure you do not give up on the books on the knowledge.
Keep on learning and you will see yourself becoming an expert at being productive. This brings me to the end of today’s video.
We’ve had some fantastic tips on how you can be highly productive at work and your time
starts now and your game begins now. Coz now you have to go and apply and implement each
of these tips. I hope you enjoyed today’s video. Make sure you subscribe to our channel.
Which is Skillopedia. The place to learn skills for the real world. And this is me Rima taking
your leave and signing out.