There are only so many hours in the day, so making the most of your time is critical. There are two ways increase your output–either put in more hours or work smarter. Here are a few suggestions on what you can do to increase your production!

1. Utilize the Top Tech

These days, it’s almost impossible to imagine doing any job without some form of technology. But tech can do more than make your work possible; it can make it better. Have you tried working on a computer that lags while on the web? Or takes more than five minutes just to turn on? Not only does this cause delays, it adds frustration to the work day.

Using a high quality piece of technology can save you time and streamline your efficiency, letting you focus on the big picture stuff.

2. Put Your Phone on Silent

While having the latest and greatest phone can be an asset, it can also be a hinderance. Opening social media, responding to text messages, making phone calls and emailing, ranks as the 4th biggest workplace distraction behind food and bathroom breaks, and talking with coworkers.

Remove the distractions by silencing your phone, exiting out of chat applications and closing the inbox before you start any important task where complete focus is necessary.

3. Use a Cloud-Based System to Increase Accessibility

Have you ever had to take time out of your day to send files over email to employees working remotely?

Cloud-based systems for companies streamline the file sharing process so that employees can always access the files they need, saving your company valuable time. As long as there is internet access, your employees will be able to access the files they need while working in the office or at home.

4. Double-Check Your Work

This may seem counter-intuitive but ensuring the quality of your work first saves lots of time in the long run.

“Organizations benefit when employees slow down to review a project carefully before submitting, because there is less need for revisions later and reduced risk that uncaught mistakes damage the companies’ reputation,” Bill Driscoll, a district president for Accountemps.

Ensure that not only you, but your team and any companies you hire to outsource work are providing quality work that has been double-checked. Anything less is not only annoying but harmful to your companies growth.

5. Complete Paperwork Right Away

As tempting as it is to let that paperwork sit – don’t! The piles of paper on and around your desk can be a huge barrier on your productivity. Think of how many times you picked up one piece of paper before actually completing what you needed to do with it. All of that time could have been spent on the next cycle! Optimize your time by completing any paperwork right away.

If you’re interested in more, here is an article from LifeHack: 50 Ways to Increase Your Productivity

All of these suggestions have the potential to lead to higher production and profits. We know first hand because at Churchill we have implemented all of these steps. We are a dedicated team that works hard to make your life easier.

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