June 20 is the World Productivity Day. Few people may know what it is. Productivity means ability to accomplish as much as you can in an efficient way. Efficiency, in this case, involves use of money, time, human resources, and other resources in an organization. When it comes to teamwork, productivity may mean enabling every member in the team to achieve a common goal. However, lazy individuals may see productivity as a mythical concept.
World Productivity Day: Things to Know
Every individual may see productivity with different perspective. In a post on Forbes, Bryan Collins summarizes several things you may need to know about World Productivity Day:
Keeping Sticky Notes, Children Photos, and fruits at the Desks
This may sound funny, right? In fact, this has something to do about your lifestyle at workplace. If you want to avoid weight gain, you will put healthy snacks like slices of fruits and a bottle of water at your desk. Similarly, productive people keep balance between personal and professional life. In other words, they allocate enough time for family. That is why they keep photos of their children at their desk.
So, what is sticky note for? When you think of an idea just at the end of the work hour, you do not need to open your gadget or laptop to input the idea. Just write it down on a sticky note and stick it on your keyboard or computer screen. Then, you can go home and enjoy time with your family.
Working from Home
If you have so many things to do, consider working from home. Productive people do it at least one day in a week. There may be some instances, in which you cannot finish all things at the office. You may focus better when working away from the noisy officemates. Choose a room or a corner in your house where you can do your works in a focused way. Consider turning off your phones or wearing a noise-cancelling headphone to help you focus.
Having Enough Vacation
As discussed above, productive people have a balanced life. The World Productivity Day reminds us that balance between personal life and work is a must, if you want to stay healthy and productive at workplace. Most productive people always have time for vacation, regardless of the industry where they work.
It is hardly possible to sustain intense work when you are depressed and have lack of refreshing. You need mental clarity to work productively, as you can produce creative ideas with fresh mind. On the other hand, people who keep working without stopping are prone to work-related stress. So, it is the time to book a vacation deal!
Most people who have good performance at workplace tend to be more confident about their work compared to their colleagues. They are confident with what they do and contribute for the organization. They believe that they can accomplish more. Such belief encourages them to work better and harder.
Those are some of the things, which you may need to know about productive people on this World Productivity Day. Check more on the next post!