As a worker, you should want to provide value to your employer. In fact, you should want to provide ever-increasing amounts of value. After all, that’s how you earn raises and promotions.
Two things that you can do to provide value is to be more productive and efficient. Productivity involves the amount of work that a person can accomplish during a specific period of time. Efficiency, on the other hand, speaks to the speed with which a person can accomplish their work.
So when you’re both productive and efficient, you can get more work done in a shorter amount of time, which is valuable to any employer.
For the purposes of this blog post, we’re going to assume that you already do quality work. That way, we can avoid the “quantity vs. quality” argument. If you’re already doing quality work and you find ways to become more productive and efficient, then it stands to reason that the quality of your work will not suffer.
Below are three big steps for being more productive and efficient on the job so that you can provide more value to your employer:
#1—Streamline your daily routine.
In essence, this means eliminating things that hold you back from completing your tasks in a timely fashion. These are also referred to as “time sucks” or energy “drains,” and they exist in one form or another in just about every person’s workday. The key is to identify them and then find a way to get rid of them.
#2—Prioritize your tasks.
Not everything that you’re working on is the most important thing. After all, if everything is important, then nothing is truly important.
Focus on those tasks that are most important to your employer, the ones that will help you to “move the dial” in terms of how much you affect the company in a positive way. When you combine the first two steps on this list, you’re not only creating more time in your day, but you’re also getting more of the right work done.
#3—Automate as much as you can.
Doing things manually takes time, and this is why automation is so critical. Identify those areas of your day where you can automate tasks. This is typically done in relation to communication, but other automation opportunities are available if you look hard enough.
When you’re more productive and efficient in your job, you’re considered more valuable to your employer. And as we mentioned, valuable employees are the ones who earn raises and promotions!
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