Do you find yourself wanting to do more only to find there aren’t enough hours in the day? Is your to-do list a mile long, you’re putting in long hours at work and you feel like you aren’t accomplishing all that you want to get done—including acknowledge the ones you love? Read on.
Improve your productivity with three tips that you will love.
- Clear the Clutter
Piles of paper on your desk can really slow down your productivity. Optimize your work day by organizing your office and removing the extra clutter from your desk. Searching for items in-or-around your desk is a key reason for lost time at work. Sixty-six percent of office workers spend up to 30 minutes of time during a typical work week looking for things they have misplaced at their desk or around the office. More than $177 billion is wasted per year looking for lost items in the office and on the computer, which may drastically impact the bottom-line for large companies and small businesses alike. (Source: Brother International Corporation)
- Take Control of Your To-do List
Figuring out how to get all of your tasks done in one day can be a struggle. That’s where to-do lists can be helpful. Sixty-three percent of professionals keep a to-do list. (Source: LinkedIn) However, only 41% of tasks on a to-do list are ever completed. (Source: Lifehacker) Break down each task into clear, easy and simple steps. You will have less time for procrastination and are likely to check off items on your to-do list faster.
- Make Sleep a Habit
Efficiency and productivity increase with clarity. A good night’s rest aids clarity. Lack of sleep costs the average office worker 11.3 days and $2,280 each year in lost productivity. (Source: Sleep, 2011) Start with seven hours of sleep and if you are still feeling sluggish, add half an hour. Changing your sleep habits will increase your productivity and help improve your overall health.
While you can’t add hours to your day, you can be smart about the hours you do have. Being efficient takes a little discipline and planning, but will give you a sense of accomplishment, help keep you focused, plus give you that extra needed time to focus on the things you love.
Angela Burke, Marketing Specialist
Angela joined the RJ Young team in 2015. Her role in the Marketing Department is to help develop content for the RJ Young platforms: social media, email newsletters, and more. Angela is a Nashville native and works out of the Nashville, TN office.
Nashville, Tenn. (February 03, 2016) – RJ Young, one of the nation’s largest independent office technology dealers, announced AJ Baggott as its new chief financial officer. Baggott brings leadership experience in both public and private accounting and financial analysis.
Baggott most recently served as vice president of financial reporting and investor relations for Diversicare Healthcare Services Inc., where he provided leadership within the finance and accounting teams, served as subject matter expert for acquisitions and capital structure transactions and managed oversight of financial reporting including Security and Exchange Commission filings and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Prior to joining Diversicare Health Services Inc. he held various positions with Deloitte.
“AJ’s appointment to the CFO position is an exciting time for our company,” said Chip Crunk, President and CEO of RJ Young. “ His financial leadership experience and expertise in acquisitions, combined with his strong management skills, will help develop our teams to support our aggressive growth plans.”
Commenting on his new position, Baggott said, “I have tremendous respect for Chip Crunk’s leadership and drive to stay at the forefront of an ever-changing industry, while staying true to the core values of the organization.” He added, “Being a part of the continued innovation that is synonymous with the RJ Young brand is exciting, and I am honored to be a part of a team with such a positive reputation in the Nashville community, and beyond.”
Baggott is a native of Nashville, Tennessee. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Lipscomb University and is a certified public accountant. He is a member of Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, a member of the American Society of Certified Public Accountants, served as a young leaders board member, treasurer for Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee and is a Young Leaders Council graduate.