3 Ways to Improve Work Performance
By Guest Blogger Heather Matthews
There are simple ways in which you can boost your performance, and they don’t take much for you to do.
Your success in your career is determined by mostly how you feel about your chosen career and how you choose to execute it day in and day out.
Just as there is no such thing as a perfect life, there’s no such thing as a perfect career. But that shouldn’t stop you from making it as perfect for you as you can.
Tailor fitting your work to yourself is not impossible. In fact, that’s precisely how it should be.
Here are some ways you can improve your performance at work.
Be good at time management
If you get your ducks in a row first thing in the morning, you won’t be scrambling for more time at the end of the day to finish what you needed to be done.
Make it a habit to make lists of the things you need, then further index that list according to what you need to be done first, second, third, and so on.
Setting your priorities helps you improve your workflow. Your ability to react almost instinctively to knowing which ones to do first and getting those done is high on your employer’s list of premium qualities they value.
Your boss wants to know that he can delegate a task to you and walk away not worrying whether or not you can get it done right and on time.
Adopt a positive mentality
Many people fall into a routine of complaining about their job, their bosses, the commute to and from the workplace, blah blah blah. Well, if you want to be successful at your job, you best stop finding things to complain about.
Start appreciating your job! A lot of people don’t have one, for starters, so be thankful that you’re in a position of privilege.
While the day to day can be tedious, boring, and downright foul sometimes, at the end of the workday, it allows you to pay for the life you’re living. The least you could do is not badmouth what keeps you alive.
Wake up energized to seize the day! Don’t think about the slow commute; instead, think about the sites you see on your way to work.
Even if it’s just the morning traffic or people lining up for the subway, find the beauty in it.
Your output is all based on how you perceive your life.
Seek greater knowledge
In every field, there’s a constant development in techniques, in research, in materials, etc., and you need to be on top of that to stay on top.
If you’re a doctor, you need to acquaint yourself with new technology that helps you be more accurate or research that corrects a predated one. If you’re a lawyer, you need to be in the know about new laws being passed.
If you’re a food critic, you need to know the latest trends, the places to eat, the latest food craze.
Working at your craft will give you the edge you need to survive and to thrive. Always take the opportunity to learn something new.