4 Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

How do you manage your time? It’s important to work smarter, not harder. This idea can apply to both your personal and professional life. For business owners and leaders, it is important to understand that putting in more hours doesn’t necessarily allow you to get more done. Instead, consider the following steps to work efficiently.

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1. Schedule Your Tasks

It’s important to schedule your tasks out in advance and stick to that schedule. This will help with avoiding distractions. It’s easy to start on a task then pick up another task when that’s not the most effective way to get things done. When scheduling your tasks, prioritize the most important tasks first and get those out of the way. You can even group similar tasks together to help you stay focused on one topic.

2. Delegate

This is really hard for some of us, even I have had a hard time delegating tasks. Many of us want to be in control or take on all of the work instead of delegating others to help out and pick up tasks. As a leader, it’s important to not feel guilty about delegating tasks. Instead, think of it as an opportunity for that employee or coworkers to learn and grow in their current position. When you delegate tasks, you are working smarter, not harder.

3. Take Time to Refresh

Many of us think working long hours and not doing anything else in between is efficiently working. In many cases, this is false. It’s so important to step back and take time to recharge your mind and body. This could be taking a walk during your lunch hour, meditating, or anything that may work for you! Check out my previous blog here about taking care of yourself and how this applies to working smarter, and not harder.

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4. Utilize Resources

If you have the resources and tools available, use them! Technology is so advanced and can have a major impact on the time it takes for you to complete tasks. Suggest these types of resources to everyone on your team too. There are all ways we can improve through technology — maybe even have a team building activity that introduces new ways to utilize technology and get work done more efficiently.

How will you work smarter, not harder? Share your thoughts below! If you would like more information on effective ways that business owners can work smarter, click here.

Thanks for reading!

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  1. Really enjoyed reading this blog! Great tips on how to “Work Smarter, Not Harder!” Its so important to incorporate these into your everyday life in order to be efficient!

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