1. Organize your workload
We understand that there’s a lot of work to be done, and sometimes, sitting down and organizing them feels like a complete waste of time, but in reality, it’s the opposite. A scattered workload would only leave you thinking more of “what do I need to do next?” and panicking from overlooked, resulting in more wasted time.
Take your time to list your tasks not to forget anything. You can use CRMs to keep track of your customers and what needs to be done for them, project management tools for your specific company duties, calendars to schedule your activities, or a simple to-do list to ensure that you’re always on track with what needs to be done.
Having an organized workload is great for organizing the details of both large and small projects in a way that doesn’t overwhelm you with deadlines looming all day long.
2. Focus on what matters
Working from home or in an office makes it easy to get distracted by small tasks that don’t matter. Your pets may ask for your tender loving care and attention, or you suddenly remember that you need to mow the lawn. Instead of focusing on those things, prioritize your tasks based on:
– What work needs to be done
– How vital the tasks are
– When are the tasks due
Set your goals. Everyone in an organization should have specific goals they need to meet throughout the year- whether those are increased retention rate or improved customer satisfaction ratings- you should know precisely what you’re working towards and identify the steps you need to do each day to reach those set expectations. If you don’t have any selected metrics by which you can measure your progress (or lack thereof), take some time out of your day-to-day activities to set KPIs and evaluate them.