In our previous posts we’ve covered several topics relating to productivity in property management and eliminating some of the common interruptions that hinder it. Oftentimes, however, people don’t even realize that some of their long held beliefs and assumptions about time management and productivity are false, and the result of these beliefs can actually be further diminishing their efficiency at work. Here are 5 such myths that hinder productivity.
Myth: I have to keep everything, just in case I need it down the road.
Myth: Organization is boring and hinders my creativity.
Myth: There’s simply not enough time in the day to get everything done.
Reality: You can’t change the dials on the clock, however you do have the ability to control how you use the time you’re given each day.
Solution: Create detailed to-do lists and prioritize each task in order of importance. Schedule your time accordingly and focus on tackling one task at a time. By focusing your attention and efforts on the most critical activities and working your way down the list, you can eliminate the overwhelming feeling of not having enough time that can cripple your productivity.
Myth: I don’t have the time to become more productive.
Reality: According to a study conducted by Fonality and Webtorials, workers spend half the work day on "necessary, yet unproductive tasks, including routine communications and filtering incoming information and correspondence."Another survey reported by Inc.com revealed that 14% of an employee's day is spent duplicating information and managing unwanted communications.
Solution: If just some of this wasted time could be harnessed and refocused on more important tasks, productivity could increase exponentially. In fact, implementing simple time management techniques, such as the ones mentioned above, can actually save upwards of two hours a day.
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