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How to Improve Workplace Productivity | CloudApp

Learn how to improve workplace productivity, save time, and maintain your sanity with CloudApp’s productivity tips and tool recommendations.

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It’s crucial for people of both small and large businesses to work as efficiently as possible, improve time management, and continue to grow the business further. CloudApp’s Screen Recording Software is available for Mac, Windows, iOS and Chrome. Downloading the software is quick and easy. Simply download the app from GetCloudApp above, access it from the Apple Store for Mac and iOS, for PC from the Microsoft Windows Store, or go to the Chrome Webstore and add the extension to Chrome. Here are some productivity tips to consider:

1. Create a to-do list each day

Lists help give you a plan for what needs to be accomplished and increases your productivity in the workplace. You could also have one for the week or even the month from which you pull daily tasks. There are also helpful apps and tools so you can access and check off items from anywhere.

2. Start with a tough task

If you have 15 things on your to-do list for the day, consider starting with a hard task. While it might seem unpleasant, it’s often easier than trying to tackle it later in the day once you’re tired. When doing this, your day is already successful and productive once that hard task is complete.

Even if you don’t get other things on your list done, you still know you were productive and finished something Important.

3. Don’t be afraid to say no

Depending on your line of work, you may have numerous opportunities and projects come across your desk, but trying to take on too much at once can be counterproductive. Don’t be afraid to say no now and then, as saying yes can drain time and energy.

4. Follow the 80/20 rule

The rule is that 80 percent of the results come from 20 percent of the effort. Is there something taking up a great deal of your time that isn’t yielding much of a return? Consider cutting it out to spend more time growing your business.

5. Automate when possible (and don't be afraid to outsource)

Are repetitive tasks taking up a great deal of your time? Consider automating these tasks to improve efficiency within your company. Appointment scheduling, reminder emails, and marketing management are often good candidates for automation.

If tasks are taking up your quality time that can’t be automated, consider outsourcing them, so you have time to handle your more critical items. Time is your most valuable resource, and a virtual assistant can help free up some of that. The most productive people make every second count in continuing to work towards achieving their goals.

6. Give yourself a break

Short breaks throughout the day can improve focus and productivity at work. Breaks could include eating a healthy snack, meditating, taking a quick walk, etc.

7. Pomodoro Technique

This includes setting a time for 25 minutes, working, taking a 5-minute break when the timer goes off, adding a check mark to a piece of paper, and repeating the process. Once you have about 4 check marks, shift your break times to 15-20 minutes. This allows you to focus on a task and improve productivity but also takes the human attention span into account.

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