In order to succeed in today’s fast-paced, content-driven world, you need to be efficient at creating high-quality work, information, and products. This means that you can’t be taking longer than is necessary to complete tasks and projects at a high quality level. If you take longer than is necessary, you won’t be able to produce as much as you could, thereby negatively impacting your profitability and even your credibility and reputation. However, being able to work efficiently all of the time can be challenging for many, due to the constant struggle. How can one continue to work efficiently for long periods of time?
One good way to ensure you can work efficiently for long periods of time is to make that work fun. You may be wondering, “How do I make efficient work fun?” You can make efficient work fun by challenging yourself to continue producing work at a high-quality level AND doing it as efficiently and quickly as possible. You can challenge yourself to continue becoming faster and better at producing high-quality work in a short period of time.
Keep track of the amount of time you are spending on each task of a project and see where you are doing well and where you can improve. See what tasks are slowing you down to where you are not as efficient and work to improve those areas. Think about what is causing you to slow down when you do certain tasks – is it just that you’re not that proficient with them and you need to improve your skill to complete them or is your mind wandering while you are doing them, causing you to slow down? Figure out whether it’s a skill-based issue or a focus-based issue that is causing you to slow down and work to improve that area to improve your overall time in completing projects.
You can reward yourself when you perform high-quality work in a short period of time, especially when you complete a project even faster than you anticipated. You can treat yourself to extra time off, spending time with family and/or friends, doing a leisurely activity, buying an item you’ve been wanting, etc.
This is how you can make efficient work fun- treat it as a challenge to get more high-quality work done in less time. Keep track of how long it takes you to complete tasks and projects and identify areas where you slow down. Reward yourself when you perform as well or better-than-expected and continue to improve the pace that you work so that you can produce more high-quality work in short periods of time for maximum profitability.