5 Tips For Saving Time and Reducing Stress At Work
Who doesn’t want to save time and reduce stress at work? Whether it is to get more done, to leave the office at a reasonable time or just make deadlines, efficient use of time is key.
First, take the time to plan
A plan keeps you from wandering between tasks or getting stuck way too long in one area. Planning your day first thing in the morning is good, but a plan made at the end of the day for the next morning might work even better for you. Use your work journal to make a quick outline before you leave for the day. This stress at work reducer helps you clear your mind. Now you have a plan and can get started first thing in the a.m.. Your priorities may change overnight, so be flexible.
Second, do what is important for the improvement and growth of the company
Are you always pushing this task aside for someday when you get “caught up” with urgent tasks? If so, you will never get to what is really important. And now that you are thinking about these “urgent/emergency tasks”, can some of them be delegated to someone else? Are they even important anymore? Is it an old procedure that is redundant or unnecessary? Is there a way to be more proactive to avoid so many urgent situations? And, while you’re at it, it’s time to lose the perfectionism that causes stress at work. Some things just aren’t that important to do perfectly. Save your energy for the tasks that need to be excellent and focus on those.
Third, do whatever you can to minimize frequent interruptions that create stress at work
Interruptions create stress at work. If you need to meet and/or interact with others during your work day try to schedule it in such a way to give you good blocks of time to focus on more intense tasks that require your full concentration. If you need to keep one eye out for important emails, be disciplined. Read and answer only the important ones right away. All the other ones can be left for a designated time to be dealt with all at once.
Fourth, don’t fall into the trap of staying late every day and going home dog tired
You end up with no energy and wasting your leisure time when you should be regenerating. Better to leave at a reasonable time, get some exercise, go to bed sooner and rise earlier refreshed. Wouldn’t it be nice to have time for a morning walk, breakfast and still get to the office ahead of the herd? You will be surprised how much more ready you are for your day if you have time for a little life before you hit the road. By the way, you won’t miss the television that you didn’t watch the night before!
Fifth, select the best people for the company that you can
It’s tempting to take short cuts during the recruiting process, but in the long run you will suffer with a bad hire. Poor productivity, damage to your company’s reputation, client dissatisfaction and sometimes even legal liability are all good reasons to take the time to do it right.
Partner with a CRA (Consumer Reporting Agency) that has the services you need to fill in your HR gaps. The right partner can help you recruit, integrate your system, perform background screening, provide education and license verification. The can provide drug testing at convenient locations and give support throughout the process. Be confident that you are bringing the best hire into your company. In addition, you will have done due diligence both legally and ethically for your employees and customers. A professional CRA partner pays for it self by avoiding costly hiring mistakes. For a free consultation or more information, contact Genesis Background Screening Services at 866 944-0041 ext 101, email or visit www.genesisbackgroundscreening.com
Genesis Background Screening is not a law firm and provides our blogs for informational purposes only. Blogs are not a substitute for experienced legal advice. Research the laws or regulations mentioned in our blogs and consult with your legal counsel to be sure your organization is within the law and compliant with regulations.
Jacqueline McClure, Genesis Background Screening Services