How to be More Productive at Work

People often wonder why they do not like their jobs, or why they are not doing well at their jobs. They often ponder why they get bored with their jobs so easily, or why their jobs no longer hold the same thrill and interest for them that they used to. I did some research on this subject and found that some survey organizations estimate that as many as seventy-five percent of the American workforce is dissatisfied with their jobs. Can you imagine? That is three-quarters of our workforce saying that they are unhappy with their jobs! That seems crazy but it does make sense when you think about it. How often have you heard your co-workers complain about their jobs? More importantly, how often have you complained about your job?


Work is such an interesting topic and one that I feel very strongly and passionate about. Work, being productive, being able to prioritize, these are all factors of significance that I feel people need to spend more time committing themselves to if they actually do want to enjoy their jobs.

When you work, there are two, key factors to how happy you will be with your job and how much you will enjoy your job. These are:

  • How much work you can do (how much you can get done).


  • How fast you can do it all (how little time you can do it all in).

If you can master these two points and if you can get as much done in as little time as possible, I promise you will enjoy your job more and you will feel more motivated about it. There is a saying that production is the basis of morale, and if you produce like a mega producer, you will enjoy your job more as a result.

Here are some ideas for how to accomplish the above:

  • Cut out all the fluff. This means that you need to take fewer trips to the water cooler, you need to spend less time on social media, and you need to spend less time goofing off while at work. This is a way to maximize production and increase motivation.
  • Write down literally everything that you have to do. Really focus and think about everything that you have to do to blow your quotas out of the water. Do this every day, and actually, take some time every day to focus on what you have to do that day to excel in your space.
  • Speaking of quotas, work to your potential, not to your quota. When I say this I mean that I want you to spend more time on realizing your potential and challenging yourself in that way as opposed to working towards a quota set by someone who does not really know what you are truly capable of.
  • Focus more on actually doing your tasks than staying on the up and up within your company. I challenge you to not check your email or phone for a full hour and just simply produce. Do you think you can? I think you can, and if you do you will be amazed by how much work you get done.

At the end of the day, remember the two above points. When you are thinking with them, you will find that truthfully any action or thought that follows along those two points (getting as much done in as little time as possible) is a viable and a worthwhile effort or thought. Follow the above tips as you will, but also feel free to innovate your own strategies and tactics too.