5 Ways to Improve Work Performance
Whether you are concerned about the employees you manage or just yourself, work performance can always use a second look. If you feel you are struggling to keep up or do you job well, there are ways you can improve work performance with a just a few change in habits. Better performing software can make a difference but here’s a few other ideas to keep in mind.
1) Get things organized.
Sometimes what gets in the way of better work performance is being disorganized. Even if you are a paper free office, everyone could improve with how they organize their desk and files. Delete things you need, save templates into a special folder you use regularly, and file emails out of your inbox that you don’t need anymore. Get rid of the clutter and clear up your mind.
2) Set goals – short term and long term.
Goal setting is a important way of getting yourself back on track. Maybe it’s just for the day and maybe it’s for the entire week. Maybe you want to set a goal for the whole quarter. However, whatever goals you set, write these things down and share them with others to keep yourself motivated and focused.
3) Get feedback from others.
Sometimes we don’t always know what we need to change in ourselves. If you really want to improve your work performance, but aren’t sure how, get feedback from others around you. Constructive feedback from your peers as well as your managers can help you improve yourself and better help those you work around.
4) Take better care of yourself.
If you are running yourself ragged, than you may see your work performance take a hit. Make sure you are eating right, getting plenty of sleep, and getting regular exercise. These things can improve your overall well being and as a result, improve your ability to do well on the job. If you are in a senior position, make sure your employees are taking breaks throughout the day and encourage staff to take the occasional day off on slow days.
5) Learn something new.
Sometimes what impacts our work performance in a negative way is that the work itself has become dull. Ask your manager for new learning opportunities and express areas that you are interested in. This can re-energize you and also help you get into a better light with management. If you are supervising staff, offer up learning opportunities for them and get them involved with projects that change up their day and gives them new experiences.