A BLISSFUL YEAR 2018 FOR ALL OF US!
Most of us are again hopefully working fruitful changes for our progress. I suppose some of us, like me, sound like a broken record already through the years by saying the same things: the need to change our lifestyles, our mindsets and our choices because the path we have been on is not bringing us closer to our goals.
Being fruitful wherein producing a lot of useful results, is essential but a difficult task. There are many things everywhere that we need to arrange, change, remove or destroy to work productively so that we can deliver our best everyday. They drain our energy but unfortunately, some of us adapt to these poor setups and live with them as if there is no problem.
May we take a look around us and seriously assess our work spaces and see if the following elements drain our productivity:
*Poor Filing Systems. Please cut the messy state of things that are not being used at present, because it is difficult to continue the normal way of doing one’s job well and making the best use of time, money, energy, etc. It is advisable to move old files into a secured storeroom with a proper filing system that would make it easy to locate when we need them.
*Distractions and Poor Workspaces. Noises from co-workers, clacking keyboards, loud conversations, people coming in and out of doors, speakerphones and all the noise pollutions caused by poorly designed workspaces. Perhaps the space is cluttered and movement is hindered. All these elements reduce productivity and may even cause low morale.
*Poor Company Culture. Reevaluate and re-check and inspect your workspaces. Organizations that do not invest in growing and developing their people will always find them operating in mediocrity. They spend lot of time gossiping, discussing entertainment and sports, while others keep on playing video games or going on Facebook during working hours. Sometimes, productivity increase when we just clean up and clear up our working space and create a culture of performance the way any good organization is supposed to be.
*Obsolete Technology. Computers, printers, software that have outlived their usefulness, having to wait 30 seconds or more just to get images loaded, saved and slow internet connections which drain our energy can prevent productivity. The investment in new equipment or a software upgrade can easily be recovered through faster and more productive workflow.
*Poorly Run Meetings. This is considered the biggest factor why not much work is being done. Have prepared agenda, keep meetings short and effective. Perhaps some meetings are not even needed. Just converse or share documents as this would save so much time.
May the above guidelines build passion to increase our productivity and to find purpose in this digital economy, thus, to live a meaningful life.
My heartfelt thanks to Dr. Carlo Antonio D. Romero for the operation of my right-eye cataract and the understanding support of his staff. Thank you also for your prayers for its success which I needed so much.
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DA Secretary Emmanuel Pinol explained to farmers, fisherfolks the processes for the availment of loan assistance for typhoon affected residents of Lanao del Norte. He also stated his sentiments against rice traders who have been taking advantage to farmers with their huge money making.