Sunday, April 7, 2013

Five Time Wasters That Your Boss Never Tell You When Started Work

By minimize these time wasters, you can at least save some your daily working time and enjoy your working life too. Below are the 5 time wasters.
1. Temptation to React to Interruptions
Every day in your work, you receive all kinds of interruptions ie. phone calls, walk-in customers, e-mails, urgent meetings and extra. Herbet Bayard Swope, first recipient of the Pulitzer Prize once said "I can't give you a surefire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time".
2. Always Say Yes
If are new to your job or like to please your boss, you tend to accept whatever requests from your boss without checking on your limit that you can handle. Another possible reason is you may be scare to decline the request. This is will increase your workload, working long hours and stress to yourself. The quality of your work may drop as you are overworked and tired. Therefore, learn to say "NO".
3. Unorganized Workspace and Uncomfortable Working Environment
Highly productive workers work from clean and organized desk. Research shows thirty percent of the time is been wasted looking for something that is been misplaced at somewhere. Uncomfortable chair, obstruction and glare from your computer monitor will increase stress to your work. Working long hour using non-ergonometric chair can cause stress and back pain to you. You always have the right to ask for more comfortable furniture and equipment to improve your working productivity.
4. Meeting
You may just attend meeting when you are requested to. However, have you checked what the agenda of the meeting are? Do you think there is something that you can contribute to the meeting? Otherwise, just politely excuse yourself from attending the meeting.
5. Indecision and Poor Decision Making.
One of the greatest time wasters in workplace is in making decision. Indecision and poor decision making will not just waste your time but others as well. Generally, 80% of decisions should be made the first time they come up. Decision Making requires courage as every decision has certain amount of risk of failure. The reward for mastering decision making skill is great as all successful corporate leaders today are firm decision makers.
"You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour." - Jim Rohn
Article Source: EzineArticles