In this era, hustle culture is overtly glorified. We bring forth an unpopular opinion: working hard is not what matters, but working smart very much does. You can work hard, putting in more hours than your coworkers and still could be falling short of the output that they are bringing to the table. The reason is because your body and mind are exhausted but you are very conveniently stuck in this cycle of hustle, that does not grant you the rest you deserve for functioning efficiently.
Do not get us wrong- we are not endorsing anything remotely related to being ‘slow’ or ‘lazy’. We are simply abiding by the law of smart work- that brings out better quality work while optimising your work hours and getting the maximum out of putting in less than what you used to. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? We will let you in on simple ways that will help you achieve the same.
- Set a time limit- Plan out your work schedule in a way that lets you complete it given a time frame. This is definitely possible, as most of the time, we waste chunks of time here and there and complete it late. This is a simple yet a very effective method that lets you optimize your time and save on those previous hours that you can put in someplace else.
- Reward yourself! – This is a monthly package the corporate offices should follow. The scheme can be designed as they like. An example of the same- effective employee of the month: who tracks his work hours and gets the work done in the least amount of time possible, taking in the saved hours to do something productive out of work. Sounds interesting, does it not? On the other hand, you can maintain this exercise on your own to maximise outputs, and reward yourself in the form of small treats.
- Work in a group- This is one of the simplest yet the most effective tips you can actually try with your teammates. Showing the strength that lies in unity, you can work in a group that will make it a lot easier for everybody and also make the work get done faster. After the completion, you can then move ahead with other tasks and voila, you are already on your way to extracting the most out of not putting in so much!
Here we listed out some of the most simple tips that you can utilise to get work done in the most effective manner. We realise how important it is to plan your day in an accordant way to produce to the best of your capabilities. Which is why, we always support the idea of working efficiently and getting the maximum out of anything that your day is composed of.