The formula for productivity is total output divided by total input. When you can reduce the what it takes to create value, you benefit tremendously. Here are some reasons to focus on increasing your productivity.
The old metrics are gone
Being in the office, showing up on time and putting in the hours. They no longer impact the impression of great performance. The measure is more firmly linked to output. The more value you create, the more valuable you become. That means you need to understand what is valued by your organization and you must align your actions and quantify your output.
Reduce your stress
Does looking at your ‘do-list’ make you feel a lump in your throat or a pain in your gut? Well, everything on your do-list does not have the same impact. Increasing productivity means eliminating those items that impede productivity. Each item should be assigned a score based on its ability to deliver value. The added benefit of a smaller do-list is the sense of calm that comes with it.
Do more of what you love
When you’re productive, you free up the time to do the things you love. And that leads to satisfaction and fulfillment. And that’s what it’s all about, right?
When you’re wasting your time on low value tasks, you’re reducing the opportunities that can come your way. If you want to increase the number of opportunities that come your way, you need to create space for them.
Increase your joy
Do you think busy work or procrastinating adds to your happiness quotient? If you want to boost your confidence and amp up your happiness, productivity will help. The sense of accomplishment is linked to the output you create and acknowledge. Forbes