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It’s Time to Get Some Work Done!

Author: Laurie Knafo/Tuesday, June 09, 2015/Categories: SNI Companies, SNI Financial, For Job Seekers, For Employers, Workplace Issues, SNI Certes, For Job Seekers, For Employers, Workplace Issues, SNI Technology, Accounting Now, Staffing Now

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How are you going to get things done at work when it’s so sunny and summery outside?

It’s difficult to stay motivated at the office when you’re thinking of fun summer activities and wishing you were outside. Don’t let summer daydreams get in the way of your productivity. Stay focused and motivated at work this summer. Enjoy your weekends and free time knowing you are on track at the office!

  • Plan tomorrow, today!
    Being organized not only reduces stress it also boosts productivity. Before you leave your desk each evening, be sure you have made your list for the next day. Set up your calendar for planned calls and meetings, create a list of important tasks, and maintain your task list. All of this sounds obvious and easy, but that’s why it’s so easy to not do it. When you “know” what you have to do you can let yourself believe there’s no need to write it down or set it in your calendar. The problem with that is now your brain doesn’t shut off work mode; you are keeping work on your mind and remembering everything you need to get done. By making a list and setting your calendar you can “forget” those tasks and turn off work-mode, knowing you will be ready when you hit your desk the next day.
  • Use that list!
    Reference that To Do List and calendar you created throughout the day. Keeping track of your goals and your progress helps sustain high motivation levels each day.
  • Break it up!
    If you are truly having trouble staying on task, break projects up into small, super manageable parts. By checking each portion off your list, you’ll have an increased feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment; kick starting your momentum one small task at a time!
  • Shake things up.
    Now that you are prepared, using your lists, and breaking down tasks – shake up your day. Don’t stick to the same old routine every day. Mix up the order and switch things around. Keep your days fresh by rearranging how you schedule your day and even mixing up your lunch routine. Small moments of spontaneity and change keep your mind engaged.
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Laurie Knafo
Laurie Knafo

Laurie Knafo

Laurie Knafo is Regional Vice President for SNI. Her 30+ years in the recruiting business enable her to bring insightful counsel to companies and candidates looking to make the most out of their staffing relationships.

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