Now that the New Year is here it is time for us to start fresh and be more productive with our days. When it comes to working in the office it can feel as if you are going back to the same old same old right away and you can easily fall back into those bad patterns again. But luckily here are some of the way you can be more productive this year to make sure that you are truly working to the best of your ability.
1. Colour code everything
Before you do anything else, go and raid your local stationery shop and buy a folder of every colour for your office.
The great thing about doing this is that you can place things of different projects into different folders and you will always know where to find something when you need it.
It is a simple trick but it can save a lot of time looking for lost paperwork.
2. Schedule time
If you want to make the most out of your working day it can be a great idea to have a meeting room booking system for the office for anyone to book a meeting through the week.
This means that if you have something to talk about which is too important to talk by email, you can use this system and have a meeting about it instead.
Meetings can be great because you can end up getting a lot more done and you can be much more productive.
3. Have a group calendar
It can be a handy idea to have a calendar which is shared by the whole office so that you can see what you need to do each day and you can see when others are busy.
Knowing when everyone else is working on something or in a meeting is invaluable, and if you need to talk to someone you can simply open up your calendar and request them at a time when they are free.
4. Create a quiet space
Offices can be pretty fast paced at times and sometimes they can also become a little bit loud and rowdy.
To avoid this from distracting you while you try to work, you can think about creating a quiet room for workers to escape to when they need to get something done in peace.
Having a room like this can make all the difference to you and it can make your life much less stressful.
5. In box, out box
Always have two piles of work on your desk: things you need do, and things you have completed.
This will make things a lot easier for you every morning as you can simply look through you in box and choose the task or tasks you want to do that day.
Organizing your work like this can make w huge impact on your working day and it will allow you to stop sifting through piles and piles of things in order to find what you are looking for.