FOCUS ON YOUR TASK FOR THE DAY
down 10 must-do tasks for each day that will help you achieve the outcome you desire at work. These tasks cannot be delegated so prioritise them and allocate your time accordingly.
Minimise overtime by staying focused and not trying to multitask; the latest brain studies show that you are less productive when you do. You’ll get far more done if you are relentless and single-minded with the task at hand.
However, don’t beat yourself up if you can’t complete those 10 tasks. It happens, and we are human. But you can definitely aim to build greater discipline at work. Refrain from checking e-mails and text messages constantly. Have a set time each workday to review and respond to them, and then delete, forward or respond immediately. File e-mails that you don’t need to read so soon. If you’re faced with competing tasks and deadlines, identify the ones that have greater impact, then negotiate with your boss to complete those first or negotiate for additional resources or reallocation of resources. Remember, work does