CLOCK OUT AT 6 EV­ERY DAY! Th­ese work time-sav­ing hacks will help free you up for the more im­por­tant things in life.

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Fin­ish­ing at 8pm all the time? Let’s face it, work­ing life in Malaysia can be pretty tough. But it’s not so hard to get your work-life bal­ance back on track. By fol­low­ing th­ese of­fice­ef­fi­ciency tips, you’ll gain a huge

and 15 min­utes, reach the end of your seem­ingly never-end­ing to-do list, and make it out the door for those af­ter-work drinks with the girls. Stop talk­ing. Even if you’re des­per­ate to hear about how turnt Carol got over the week­end, you’ll kick your­self later when you’re stay­ing back late, and ev­ery­one else has their feet up at home. Nina rec­om­mends “the 3-10 rule”. “Most con­ver­sa­tions can be com­pleted within three min­utes, but can stretch to 10 if they have to. Al­ways wind it up at 10 min­utes.” Or, keep the con­ver­sa­tion on hold un­til lunch time. As much as you ar­gue it will, wait­ing to hear the goss prob­a­bly won’t kill you. Del­e­gate tasks to oth­ers. “I of­ten ask my­self, ‘Who else can do this?’ — es­pe­cially for jobs that have been on my to-do list for some time,” Nina says. If you’ve worked your way into a po­si­tion where you have a bit of au­thor­ity, don’t be afraid to pass on a duty, but al­ways “be po­lite and praise a job done well,” sug­gests Roz. “We all per­form bet­ter when we’re treated with re­spect and grat­i­tude.” Can’t say no to that now!

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