Changing our Attitude for Productivity
I am always on the lookout for ways to improve my productivity and I recently came across two posts that offered tips on how to do just that. The first one ‘How to Stay Focused at Work’ suggested 7 ways to stay focused, most of which we have talked about before but it never hurts to revisit them. One of the tips was to ‘Attack Your ‘Hate To Do’ List’ and this lead to the second post. I found this one interesting as it recommended you just get started because once you do you will immediately feel relieved thus allowing more focus which leads to better productivity.
Does changing your attitude help with your productivity? According to Jan Makulec it could. By changing our attitude from frustration or impatience to something more positive we could be more productive. Jan illustrates this on his search for that prefect productivity tool.
A recent post by Business Spectator out of Australia called Discovering Productivity Buried Treasure suggested Wal-Mart had saved $200 Million dollars by rerouting its delivery system and in addition addressed the social concern of transport emissions. How is that for a win-win! The lesson here is that regularly improvements and increased productivity can often be achieved by challenging status quo. By stopping and asking yourself the question – how can we do this better? Alas this is never as easy as it sounds. Many of us are ‘too busy’ to look at becoming more productive. Perhaps we need to change our attitude by reframing it and ask ourselves – how can we do this better so it will save us money? Maybe then we can find the time.
Productivity is a measure of how much – work, time, effort, money, or energy – you have to put into something to get the desired outcome. For more tips and tools on how to get more productive please visit Blue Collar Consulting Inc. at http://www.bluecollarconsulting.ca/.