10 Hacks to Boost Your Productivity at Work! 💪

Do you feel you can't keep up with your workload? Do you finish work with the day feeling incomplete?

Work can often be stressful and dealing with claims can certainly absorb a lot of your energy.

We believe that having a productive day at work is the best way to feel gratified. For this reason, we want to share with you these tips that we also follow every day to make sure we do more in less time and achieve our objectives without feeling exhausted. Trust us, they work!👊

1. Organise your space

De-clutter your desk and keep it clean and tidy. A tidy environment will help you concentrate on tasks. Minimise the paperwork and embrace digital solutions to be better organised.

Personalise your space and use it as a source of inspiration. It is proven by research that some greenery can improve productivity [1]. Try putting a little plant on your desk, it can really make a difference!

2. Create a to-do list

Having a to-do list to follow helps you be more focused on your objectives. Also, checking items off your list is a rewarding activity, makes you feel less overwhelmed and helps you stay focused.

3. Do not get distracted by notifications

Frequent pop-ups and notifications are distracting and guarantee a waste of time. If you have an important task to complete, turn off non-critical notifications on your phone and desktop.

4. Take breaks

Try to take shorter breaks and more often. Physical movements are essential to your physical and emotional wellbeing. It is proven that a short walk helps you prevent fatigue and restores your motivation. [2]

Also, changing environment is helpful when solving difficult issues as it helps you refresh your thoughts and encourages you to see things differently.

5. Have a good breakfast

Skipping breakfast is a bad habit which negatively affects our work. It is scientifically proven that low levels of glucose reduces your ability to concentrate and our brain needs fuel and energy to work properly. [3]

Try to eat a good breakfast, that's balanced in nutrients and satisfying. Also, make sure you use this time to read the news or check social media so you won't get distracted until your lunch time!

6. Deal with difficult tasks first

Always start with the most difficult task in the morning when your concentration and motivation are at their best, you will thank yourself for this in the afternoon!

Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla, SpaceX and Neuralink, for example, addresses critical emails first thing in the morning so he focuses only on important items. [4]

7. Arrange specific emails-reading times

On average, we check email or chat every 7.5 mins! [5]

Don't allow emails to distract you and instead schedule specific time slots to read them. For example, once first thing in the morning and then again before the end of the day. And, if nothing critical is coming, feel free to ignore your emails for the rest of the day.

8. Delegate and outsource

You can't deal with everything that arises. Learning which tasks require your input and which ones can be managed by others is vital for a productive organisation and a good teamwork!

9. Do not rely on memory

Write down and take notes of tasks when they originate and calls when they happen.

Do not take the risk of forgetting, instead keep a notepad and a pen next to you for emergencies. Also, remember to keep all your notes stored somewhere to make sure they are well organised and easy to retrieve.

10. Use templates

If you are repeatedly sending the same emails or creating the same documents you should use templates to save time!

Let technology help you with this and do not be afraid to try new tools to speed up your processes.

Claimable helps organisations to better manage claims providing tools such as the Claim Checklist and Letters to boost productivity and enhance workflow.

  1. https://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/aug/31/plants-offices-workers-productive-minimalist-employees ↩︎

  2. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/changepower/201704/how-do-work-breaks-help-your-brain-5-surprising-answers ↩︎

  3. https://hbr.org/2014/10/what-you-eat-affects-your-productivity ↩︎

  4. https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/304491 ↩︎

  5. https://blog.rescuetime.com/225-million-hours-productivity/ ↩︎