6 savvy steps to improve work productivity this year


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It’s a new year, and that means it’s the perfect time to step back and get a fresh perspective of your team’s work productivity. &

After all, there are always areas for improvement. Utilize this slow period in the year to evaluate your work relationships, processes and procedures. After taking a retrospective view, you can implement incremental changes that will set the pace for the year to come.

As you consider what’s worked (and what hasn’t), here are some steps for thinking through how you can motivate, encourage and inspire the best from yourself and your team.

Step 1: Take ownership

Managers can fall into the trap of analyzing their team’s productivity without considering their own liability in the team’s successes and failures. Take ownership of the fact that you have faults, and focus on overcoming those shortcomings.

This shouldn’t be an exercise in beating yourself up. It’s about learning from your weaknesses and being open to self-improvement. Said another way: compare yourself to who you were yesterday, and strive to be a stronger leader tomorrow.

Consider which of your habits sap your productivity. Are you setting a poor example for your team? For instance, if you persistently multi-task and run from meeting to meeting, you may be spread too thin. You may not be allotting sufficient mental bandwidth to properly address

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