In this era of digitization and extreme usage of social media platforms, it is highly difficult to not get distracted by it. Continuous checking of; posts, notifications, messages from business colleagues, friends or family and latest, trending videos on YouTube can cause disturbances at office. Furthermore, this major obstacle can reduce your level of productivity, and deviate your mind from your work priorities and goals.
However, just keeping your mobile phone on silent mode or keeping it on vibration mode will do no good. Thus, it is highly crucial to have a suitable and peaceful work environment, where you can reflect on your thoughts, and on challenges you face.
The work-life balance expert, Davidson suggests helpful methods that would aid in having an appropriate environment to work in:
1) Give yourself enough amount of time; to read, research and plan the decisions you might have to create a peaceful and tranquil environment
2) Surround yourself with resources and people, that would aid you make a change
3) Implement the change and suspend old methods
It is further worthy to note, that in the future; rapid technological changes, more information and more communication, will cause life to move more swiftly. Therefore, the better preparedness we have today, our chances of achieving success and increased productivity is far better.
As a result, we need to recognize that this fast-moving lifestyle is bound to prevail. As a result, we can recognize and consequently embrace this way of working sooner, to ensure maximum productivity, now and in the future.
Furthermore, by the method of being proactive in our offices, we can achieve better results. We can put an end to unnecessary activities, focus on the most imperative tasks for the day, and put in best efforts in those specific tasks. Only those good at prioritizing, can know how to be proactive, and not let the things and factors surrounding them influence them to do things. Instead, they would take a lead and decide how their work day should go. They will have more time compared to reactive people, and will have more time to efficiently use and plan their day according to the skills they know they are best at. It is well known, ‘either you run the day, or the day runs you’. It is your choice.