Thursday, 30 August 2012

5 ways to handle workload at your workplace

With bigger workloads, tighter deadlines and more pressure, the temptation to pack in as many tasks as possible is hard to resist. But juggling too many things at once can lead to more mistakes and stress, along with loss of productivity. Here are few tips to multitask efficiently at the workplace:

1. Get Organized

Make a list of the things that you need to accomplish. With so much technology at one’s fingertips, it’s become easier. One should use these gadgets to schedule tasks.

2. Prioritize your Tasks

List the tasks you need to get done and classify them in order of importance, impending deadlines and the like. Also learn to recognise when a particular task is so important that you need to put multitasking on hold and give it your undivided attention.

3. Don’t Procrastinate

As your responsibilities increase, you need to resist procrastination. If you have an agenda, plan early and address it as soon as possible. Otherwise if you keep tasks on hold, they tend to pile up, affecting the quality of your work.

4. Eliminate Distractions

Resist the urge to peek at your blinking smartphone or answering your email when you’re working on something. Keep those tasks for later and don’t let them waste your time.

5. Don’t Overcommit

Multitasking has its advantages, but don’t take on too much or set yourself unrealistic targets. It’s all very well to impress your bosses but don’t end up becoming a victim of burnout.

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