How to make efficient work fun
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To be successful in today’s fast-paced, content-driven world, you need to be efficient in creating high-quality work, information and products. This means that you can’t take longer than necessary to complete your tasks and projects at a high level of quality.
If you take longer than necessary, you won’t be able to produce as much as you could, which will negatively impact your profitability and even your credibility and reputation. However, being able to work efficiently all the time can be a challenge for many, due to the constant struggle. How can you continue to work effectively for long periods of time?
A good way to ensure that you can work effectively for long periods of time is to make it fun. You may be asking yourself, “How can I make effective work fun?” You can make effective work fun by challenging yourself to continue to produce high quality work AND to do it as efficiently and quickly as possible. You can challenge yourself to keep getting faster and better at producing high quality work in a short period of time.
Track the time you spend on each task in a project and see what you are doing well and what you can improve on. See what tasks are slowing you down to the point where you are not as efficient and work to improve those areas.
Think about what slows you down in completing certain tasks – is it simply because you haven’t mastered them and need to improve your skills to complete them, or is it that your mind wanders as you complete them, slowing you down?
Determine if it is a skill or focus issue that is slowing you down and work on improving that area to improve your overall project completion time.
You can reward yourself when you do quality work in a short period of time, especially when you complete a project faster than expected. You can reward yourself by taking extra time off work, spending time with family and/or friends, enjoying a hobby, buying an item you’ve been wanting to buy, etc.
This is how you can make efficient work fun – think of it as a challenge to do better work in less time. Keep track of how long it takes you to complete your tasks and projects and identify areas where you are slowing down. Reward yourself when you do as well or better than expected and continue to improve your work pace so you can produce more quality work in less time for maximum profitability.