Productivity Skills – for success

The highly competitive workplace we may be in today is focused on results. In the modern place of work, our value to the organization is measured not by the qualifying skills we may possess but by how productive we are and the results we produce on the job. There are only a defined number of hours we can work so making the best use of this time is critical.

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PURPOSEFUL Living

We are living in a highly stressful and changing world. The current global crisis is having a major impact on our lives. The uncertainty of the future may make us stop and think – Is it a time for all of us to look inwards, to think about ourselves and our family, to rethink our lifestyles, to examine our priorities in life and really make decisions on what we need to do for the future?

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SKILLS for job success

The world is changing rapidly and new technology and automation is constantly altering job requirements. Due to these factors it is essential that employees stay in a learning mode and update their skills to meet current requirements. Many of us disregard the development of our important soft skills when the necessity for focusing on hard skills is more urgent. We need to realize that our ongoing career success depends on a balanced mixture of the two.

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UNPLUG – Manage stress

In today’s fast moving world, we are being constantly challenged by stressors, such as work pressures, financial burdens, health issues and family obligations. Very rarely do we get a break long enough to relax and relieve the stress.

Technology has also changed the way the way we interact with each other, how we compile information, and our life styles. Change has become a constant and these changes will take place at a faster rate causing a tremendous amount of stress just to keep abreast of what’s happening.

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OVERCOMING DISTRACTIONS at work

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Do you get the feeling that you are not getting enough work done at office ? You might be sitting late to catch up, while your friends and colleagues are able to finish and do not need to spend so much time working. Is it your fault or something else ?

Have you ever given thought as to what’s behind this lack of productivity? There are many possible options including maybe lack of required skills for the job, new technology, inefficient management and poor communication.

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Get more done by SPRINTS

sprintThe working environment in these times is becoming an overload which often causes a distraction, as we struggle to cope with and focus on what is really important. The more focused we are, the more we can get done with a higher quality of work produced.

A basic method to increase quality of work is improving the ability to focus. Creating a sense of mindfulness of what one is doing helps to improve focus and at the same time increase the ability to produce meaningful accomplishments at the end of the day.

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A WINNER or a Loser ?

winnerIn the world today being a WINNER is a sign of success.  On the other hand, if somebody fails or is unproductive in our society he or she is marked as being unsuccessful. But most people are somewhere in between winning and losing and end up by winning in some areas of their lives and not so much so in others. However, victory is the ultimate factor for most of us and we tend to live and die by it.

The taste of victory is sweet and there are many advantages of winning in a competition oriented society like ours. We only realize this when we taste the fruits of winning. These may include amongst others ….

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Stay focused during a WORK CRISIS

stay focusedIn all work environments the pressures ebb and flow, during different times of the year, new product launches etc. other activities depending on the business and function you are working in. At times we feel that we are in control of our work and that’s good, but at other times we are lost when unexpected issues, setbacks or pressures from colleague’s absence may cause tensions and stress. It is in such scenarios that if you keep your focus and manage our productivity levels that you can easily come out on top.

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