People who have spent a long time in the business world know that there can be just as much sitting around as there is work actually getting done-sometimes even more. The time spent replying to emails versus the time spent waiting for somebody to reply to an important email accounts for much of the time spent at the office.
Have you ever found yourself frustrated that the world in which you live and work is a whole lot of hurry up and wait? The stress surrounding situations seems over the top at times for what it should be. Understandably, for those higher up in the line, every little thing that goes on beneath them is a reflection on them. They have cause to get upset or rattled up when things don’t get done like they need to.
Everybody probably has the same frustration in the end. Time is valuable, and why is time being wasted? If you relate with this sentiment, you know that it all comes down to you in the end. You have the responsibility to do all that you can with the time you have. Those who are productive with the resources they have, end up on top.
Here are 3 ways to be more productive on business:
Use Transport Time Wisely
If you are traveling on business or have a commute, use that chunk of time in the best way that you can. First off, make sure that your travel needs are being met by planning ahead and organizing, then use the time that you’re up in the air to practice your presentation, respond to emails, or get the rest you know you’re going to need. If you’re just sitting there staring into space, you’re doing it wrong.
Use Apps For Your Own Convenience
The tech world is full of useful things to help you get by in life with a little less stress and a lot more convenience. If you’re not already taking advantage of all the apps that are out there for your phone to help you organize your life, your schedule, your presentations, your accommodations, and every other aspect of your life, than this is a huge way that you can be more productive with your time on business.
Turn off the Distractions
There will be a lot of temptations for you to spend your down time on business doing random things like sightseeing, chilling out in the hot tub, or hitting the bar with your coworkers. This isn’t a bad thing, it’s just a killer to productivity in the realm of business.
If you decide to add in some fun personal stuff into your business trips, make sure you’re doing it after all the business work is done. You’ll feel less stressed and you’ll get much more done by avoiding distractions at all costs.