Nowadays Smart Work is more important than Hard work. With hard work, you can complete your tasks but that won’t ensure that the completed task is unique and worth appreciating whereas Smart Work allows you to explore more.
For example, you may work hard to hammer a nail onto the wall but it would be smarter to drill it as it will save more time.
So, if you want to complete your office work and achieve desired results, you will have to do Smart Work in your office.
But doing Smart Work is not that easy especially when you don’t know where to begin.
Few key points that will help you get started with doing Smart Work at the office.
- Plan Your Work Ahead
The first and foremost factor in doing Smart work is to plan your work well in advance. Without proper planning of all tasks at hand, you will be doing several things at a time without focusing on any one of them. Therefore,
Planning your work, especially office work will help you to do work in an organized way. While planning your day at the office, figure out critical tasks that require your immediate attention and tackle them first.
- Avoid Multitasking
Multitasking is doing several tasks at a time. No doubt it will save time but it will not give productive results. When you have multiple tasks you don’t give the right amount of time, importance, and attention to one particular task. Therefore, it is always better to focus on one task first, as per the priority of the task decided in the planning phase. This will help you to complete tasks in a shorter time as well as work done will be productive.
- Start Saying ‘no’
With several people giving you orders and requests at the same time, prioritizing tasks on the go becomes a major challenge. No matter how well you plan your day, sometimes a sudden task will pop up in the day that will disturb your planned schedule. In such circumstances, you have to evaluate the requirement and understand its importance before committing to the work. Therefore, start saying ‘NO’ to the tasks that are not your priority and inform them politely that you will include the same task in your schedule the next day. Therefore, it’s better to say ‘NO’ to some tasks that cannot be accommodated in your daily schedule.
- Stay calm and focused
Finally coming to the most important point of the discussion, in order to work smartly and tackle situations, a person needs to be calm and focused. The calmer and more relaxed you are, the better you will be able to understand the work and deliver the results expected by your organization.
So, working hard and working Smart can be two different things. Therefore, stay calm and work smart in the office in order to achieve desired results.