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Becoming a Productive Employee at Work: Improving Efficiency

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Are you a procrastinator?

You tend to postpone work and even if you got it figured out, you snooze and do it the last minute. If your answer is yes, you are 100 percent a procrastinator, no cheers to that. Here is a quick trivia: Nothing happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea!

My manager, when I was a Sales Representative in 2009, would remind me to work smart and a big part of that is managing my time wisely. A few tips I have heard from him were, “allow time for distractions but define and use your prime time,” “It’s not about postponing, it’s about knowing your priorities,” and “say no to unimportant tasks” became habits I practice until now.

We have all heard the complaints that there aren’t enough hours in the day to accomplish everything. Identifying how you spend time makes room for opportunities.  When you keep track of daily activities, you find yourself a master of your time. Monitor what you do and identify the time you spend doing it. From there, you can stash out unnecessary activities. This allows you to get things done and keep track of tedious tasks.

When you tell yourself “I’ll do that later..” you create a harmful problem. Procrastination makes easy things hard and hard things harder. One reason why employees find it difficult to focus is because of procrastinating. This creates anxiety and worst, depression. You leave things undone because of excuses. Excessive excuses stress procrastination at its best. Socializing often with co-workers, excessive web surfing, or longer breaks are nonworking activities which lead you to do less or worse, none. When your manager gives you deadlines, your attitude changes into negative and find yourself unable to do things. You don’t get to start anything and end up losing opportunities.

You need to be honest with yourself if you are a procrastinator. You won’t be able to make it go away completely but can minimize by discovering why you do it. The source of the problem will lead you to a solution. Re-evaluate yourself and be honest about it. Beat this damaging habit and get tasks done on time. See how fulfilling it feels to be organized and productive.

At Linkos Global Business Solutions, we take time to get to know people as a whole. By doing this, we can discover hidden skills and abilities. They will feel better understood and appreciated. We offer opportunities to grow. After identifying their potentials by coaching, workshops, mentoring, and increasing responsibilities, we encourage them to step up in their personal and professional lives. Effective communication is what we practice. We communicate clearly and often with our people. We identify our expectations and make sure that they are properly informed about the whole business, as we genuinely expect honesty and openness from them. We walk the talk by utilizing effective communication. In that way, we are able to communicate with them a clear vision of where we want to go as a team and identify how we can get there. We empower them to have a personal impact on how we achieve our goals. We are open to collaboration and participation. Incentives is our tool to celebrate accomplishments. We recognize performance every week.

We are very detailed with demonstrating humility. We let people know their opinions matter. We are very receptive to critical feedback when it is in the best interest of the business and its people. Those are reasons why we are the fastest growing BPO company here in Dagupan, Pangasinan, Philippines.