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After months in lockdown, with many people on furlough, lots of us are now returning to work. This changing world and the struggle the economy is currently experiencing provides an excellent opportunity for us to reflect on our own goals and what we want to achieve both short and long term. Which also means thinking about our performance at work and considering if there are ways we can be more efficient.
Where to start with being more efficient at work.
Consider how you begin each day. Do you separate your tasks into small, manageable chunks so that you don’t feel overwhelmed with the size of your projects? Do you take regular breaks to avoid discomfort and eye strain? Do you let your colleagues distract you and gossip away, or do you politely tell them that you are too busy to chat?
Think about making some small changes here and there to improve how well you work, as this will help you feel more fulfilled and also ensure your employer is getting the most out of you.
Being more efficient isn’t just about how you work and your attitude; it’s also about how you use the resources that are available to you. Many of us are guilty of being quite wasteful at work, as we are not the ones who have to pay the bills.
How to be less wasteful
Helping your employer save money will, in turn, increase company profits and also be more eco-friendly. So, make sure you switch off all digital devices at the end of each day so that they don’t ramp up the electric bill overnight. Bring a reusable cup rather than wasting the plastic ones available at the drinks machine.
Consider your printing habits and perhaps suggest to your superior that your company invests in a managed print service to help reduce waste. The idea behind these companies is to monitor company use of the printer(s) and come up with solutions to limit paper and ink usage.
It’s worth speaking to your supervisor regardless of your plan to become more efficient at work. They will likely be grateful to you for your efforts and may even encourage the rest of the team to follow suit. After all, the more hands-on-deck, the more likely there will be a positive outcome.