Productivity is something that everyone struggles with on a daily basis. Whether you are reading this to help improve your own productivity in the workplace or to try help your team out – we all know how frustrating it is when one mundane task keeps you busy and sets your pipeline back.
The good news?
We live in the digital age. Or as some like to refer to it as “The era of digital miracles”. Thanks to the latest innovations in technology – you can say goodbye to those wasted hours, and hello to some free time.
Through this article, there are five unique and effective ways to help you increase your productivity at work – all with an innovative technology twist. Ready to say goodbye to that mountain of work? Here’s how:
Watch Your Time With Time-Tracking Tools
You head to work feeling confident. Ready to crush the day. You leave the office wondering where on Earth your time went, barely remembering what work you managed to get done for the day.
That is why time-tracking tools are so useful when it comes to improving the productivity of employees in a workplace. Simply using a time-tracking tool will push employees harder than ever to stay focused, and keep their minds away from hilarious videos on YouTube.
Employees will be able to figure out when their productivity juices are flowing, where the wasted time is going, and most of all how many videos they watch during a given work day.
You can also implement time-tracking productivity hacks such as the Pomodoro technique, which is proven to be an excellent way to crush out a ton of work.
Some great time tracking tools include:
Automation is Your Best Friend
Back in the 1900’s the biggest fear was that technology would develop to the point where humans were no longer needed. Well, the scary thing is – it has. The crazy thing is – you’re going to love what it means for you.
Email responses, social media posts, to-do lists, even paying bills can be very time-consuming. Along with being incredibly repetitive, all of these tasks can all be automated. Saving you a ton of time – which you can use to focus on the tasks that actually matter.
Using The Cloud To Centralize Information And Streamline The Pipeline
Nothing is worse than having a huge task that needs to be done in the next couple of hours. But having to wait for a certain peer to give you project-critical information. You know, leaving you twiddling your thumbs patiently while trying to keep cool.
Cloud-based computing and CRM software is the technological miracle to eradicate this problem hindering productivity in the workplace. Get your business up on the cloud. Not only is it 100% secure, protecting you from physical data breaches – it also means your employees will have all the information they need when they need it without any unnecessary delays.
Stay Organized With A Calendar Application and Project management
Calendars have been used as an organizational tool for decades. The difference between written and online calendars is that online calendars offer so much more in terms of organizational management. Not only do reminders help keep you up to date with what needs to be done, but you also don’t have to worry about the hours you know you’re going to spend to make the calendar look awesome.
Of course, having an up to date calendar at all times will help you nail down the guidelines for your pipeline, which will impact your productivity. Your standard Google calendar will work just fine.
Another excellent way to keep your workload organized is to make use of a team member with good project management skills
Not only can your employees have personal boards, but you can also set up team boards – maximizing communication and productivity among team members.
Bring Some Magic Into Your Daily Life
Brain-altering, mind-numbing, productivity hacking soundwaves. Wait…what. You read that right. Okay, so this may be a rather big leap between technology and media – but at the end of the day, this is still a fantastic way to maximize the productivity at work.
The latest innovations in chemical science and technology have brought a new type of media out into the world. Sound waves that help you focus, enhance your sleep patterns and keep you zoned in when you need to focus.
A great example of this is Brain.fm. The music was designed with patterns that cause the brain to fire off certain neurons according to the frequency of the soundwaves. Which in turn will increase your attention-span, decrease distractions, and zones you in more.
Accept Technology in the Workplace
Some companies may be afraid of change – this is completely understandable. The thing is, if your company is unwilling to change, you may fall behind. This means, your competitors will be and stay ahead of you and could eventually run you out of business.
Take these tips seriously if you want your business to succeed. You don’t have to make a ton of changes all at once, but by changing a little at a time can greatly improve the productivity in your workplace.