3 Ways to work smarter not harder
It’s an old adage and one that makes sense, don’t work harder but work smarter. The logic of this statement is true but how do you achieve this? All too often we find ourselves working hard and turning out long hours but still feel that we have stood still. How can working smarter make a difference?
In this article, we will take a look at three ways that you can employ a smarter way of working. Working smarter means working with a clear objective and a goal and knowing exactly what you need to do to achieve it. Let’s delve into some detail to help you get on your way to working smarter.
1). Stay focused
Maintain your focus. Set yourself up for work in a comfortable environment, an environment that has minimal distractions and allows you to immerse yourself fully into the task at hand. If you are in a position to delegate tasks, ensure you do so where appropriate. This ensures that you are not becoming distracted by additional tasks.
2). Take one task at a time
Working on one task at a time is one easy way to employ a smarter way of working. Taking one task at a time affords you your sole time and attention. By taking this approach you are arguably maintaining a focus and are less likely to be distracted by other ongoing tasks. Working on one task at a time could also result in the task being completed in a more timely manner and allow for a higher quality end result.
3). Question the importance of meetings
We’ve all been there. You receive that meeting invitation into your inbox. From the off, you could be questioning whether that meeting is important to you and there is nothing more frustrating than having a meeting that doesn’t add value. Meetings of this nature not only eat into your time but can delay your progress. It’s important to identify whether a meeting will add value. If you feel that a potential meeting will only hinder your performance it is worth discussing this with your manager. Removing yourself from unnecessary meetings will free up valuable time.
At Big Motoring World, due to the fast-paced and constantly changing nature of our industry, we encourage our staff to work smart. Working smart allows us to be more agile and ultimately allows us to deliver an even higher level of service to our customers.
We are always on the lookout for self-motivated individuals who have the ability to work smart and identify efficiencies across the business. If you feel that you fit this criterion and you are looking to join a fast growing automotive retail business, we would love to hear from you. At Big Motoring World we have a range of roles available across the business. To discover more or to apply, please visit our dedicated jobs website here or pay our main website a visit, today.