Are you looking to better understand what productivity really is and how to apply it? I encourage you to read my four steps to get results!
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What is Productivity?
According to dictionary.com, productivity is the quality, state or fact of being able to generate, create, enhance or bring forth goods and services. In more simpler terms, productivity is a way to measure efficiency. An example of productivity is how quickly a manufacturing facility can produce the goods they sell.
To simply state what productivity is, it is getting the outcome you want with less effort and time.
How do You Measure Productivity?
How can you measure productivity in your daily life? With my four step process below, you can learn how to be productive and effectively apply it daily.
Step One: Identify Short and Long-Term Goals
In step one you will need to identify your short and long-term goals. Without goals, you won’t be able to measure productivity. Make a short-term goal list and a long-term goal list. Both are equally important. Your short-term goals with help you to make some initial progress. Your long-term goals are your goals that you will work up to accomplishing.
Step Two: Transform Step One Into Weekly Goals
In step two you will want to take all of your goals from step one and break them down into weekly goals. It’s those weekly goals that will get you to lead up to achieving your short and long-term goals. Make the goals simple and realistic.
Step Three: Make a Process
In step three you will need to make a process for achieving your weekly goals. Get your planner out and schedule your goals into your week. Schedule your goals during the hours you can achieve your best productivity. Remember to give yourself a break.
Step Four: Evaluate Your Process and Adjust if Needed
In step four you will need to evaluate your process. Is it working? If so, keep going. If not, look back at what has worked and hasn’t and make adjustments as needed. Repeat this step until you are seeing the results you want to see.
Being productive can help you get the results you want in less time. With my four step process, you can measure your productivity and get results. Let me know in the comments what step(s) in the productivity process has helped you to become more productive.