Last year was a challenging year for productivity. Whether you had to adjust to working from home or you had to navigate working from the office, getting used to the “new normal” was not an easy task.
So when looking back on 2020 and thinking what can we do to make 2021 better, the first thing that came to mind was to increase productivity, individually and as a team.
Here are some tips that helped us, and hope to do the same for you.
First, be realistic!
Setting realistic goals for yourself is very important. This is especially important for all of you overachievers out there. Take a realistic look at your tasks and schedule. Write them down, prioritize, and leave something for the next day. That way you’ll feel more accomplished at the end of the day, you won’t feel anxious about whether you’ll get to finish everything in one day and you’ll be more motivated to tackle your tasks once you start seeing them in the DONE column.
Have a more focused conversation
So many emails suddenly turned into video calls. We know that sometimes meeting can go on and on, and can completely shift your focus. For your next call set a clear agenda, it will force focus and clarity and will be a guide for everyone involved. Most importantly, try to skip the small talk and get straight to the point. It will save you time and will keep you focused on the important things that need to be done.
Use a feature-rich collaboration software
Using too many apps and platforms for collaboration can be way too distracting and it can cause you to lose important files. This can be a real productivity killer. What you need is one app that has all the features you need. A feature-rich app like Tafoma.
Tafoma is the only extensive team collaboration tool with plenty of features that makes team collaboration easier. With just one app you get a clear overview of your and your team’s tasks, you can chat with them if you need to, you can use the Video calls option, you can use the Drive option to store files, the Calendar feature to keep track of deadlines and meetings and so much more.