5 ways to enhance job productivity this year

Boosting your productivity isn't easy, but the New Year offers workers around the world a chance to re-evaluate the way they approach their profession and — with the right approach — to get more bang for their buck.

Here are five tips, provided by prolific company leaders, to improve your job productivity, as reported by Tech Times:

1. Listen to coworkers' needs.
"I try to understand exactly what someone needs prior to assigning tasks by asking questions and making sure my team has everything they need to be successful in advance. This cuts down on the incredible amount of rework that comes as a result of making assumptions instead of asking questions up front."

2. Get physical outside the office.
"The repetitive routine of training for long-distance sports provides an incredible opportunity for reflection and to think through and solve problems. I get tremendous clarity of thought during my long swims, runs and bike rides."

3. Steer clear of your comfort zone.
"I set myself challenges, both as a CEO and beyond, to expose myself to a range of experiences and hopefully pick up a diverse set of skills along the way. … These can be as varied as shadowing CEOs, working with the British Army at London Olympics, or hiking to Macchu Picchu (later this year)."

4. Take time for yourself.
"I mandate me time. It's actually on my calendar. I must carve out time to take a step back and make time for myself. … Stepping away to refresh helps me refocus, so I can ultimately be more productive."

5. Use Post-it notes.
"Post-it notes make a huge impact on productivity. I keep Post-it notes in my wallet at all times, then I can scan them into the Post-it Plus app, which allows you to back up, share and organize notes."

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