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How to work smarter not harder - save time, money and increase productivity!

By David Lawrence |

The modern business world sees more people working remotely, having to manage remote teams and trying to keep tabs on numerous projects. This can sometimes feel like a lot to take on and you might struggle to stay on top of it all. If you feel like this, now is the perfect time to find out how working smarter, rather than harder, is possible. Learning to do this will see you able to achieve what you need to each day but in a less stressful, more efficient way.

Of course, it can be hard to know how to do this and where to get started! Why not read on to learn some key tips to boost your productivity and save time in your working day?

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1 Use technology to your advantage
Everyone is looking for new ways to boost their productivity at work now. Luckily, today’s technology makes it easier than ever. Using the latest tech platforms to help streamline your working processes and get more done in less time is a must. MS Teams is a good example and using this platform to hold meetings cuts back on how much time was wasted previously on attending physical meetings.

2 Prioritise your workload
It is worthwhile having a list of things to do each day, but a list that is overly long can feel demoralising. A good tip to work smarter is prioritising your workload. This sees more important tasks placed first on your list and taken care of before other, less important jobs. It can also be a good tip to front-load your working week. Many people start to wind down as the weekend approaches, so being busier earlier in the week can help you get more done.

3 Outsource tasks that others can handle for you
Delegating the right tasks is a key concept for working smarter. This can see you get everything done without having to stress about doing it all yourself. Outsourcing certain jobs is a superb way to claw back valuable working time while ensuring the jobs in question are taken care of in a timely manner. Some areas that you could outsource in business are HR and accounting.


David Lawrence

Written by David Lawrence

David is the founder of Vine Resources.

 

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