9 Ways to Increase Productivity After the Super Bowl
Last Sunday the 2014 NFL football season wrapped up with the Super Bowl Matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. The much anticipated game attracted a historic crowd of nearly 114.5 million viewers.
With the wide popularity of Super Bowl parties it is not surprising that the Monday after, that has infamously been dubbed Super Bowl Monday, is among the top 5 least productive days of the year.
In fact, the Super Bowl alone costs companies nearly $1 billion annually in lost productivity. There are several other factors that lead to lost workplace productivity throughout the year including: employee health and comfort, smoking breaks, Facebook, employee fatigue and employee engagement.
Combined these factors cost companies in the United States $1.8 trillion in lost workplace productivity. Considering the high cost of low productivity we have compiled a list of several tips to help you increase your productivity while on the job.
- Set aside time daily to plan out what you need to get done.
- Identify and utilize the time of day you are most productive.
- Take breaks.
- Know when to multi-task and when not to.
- Rate tasks and tackle the toughest ones early in the day.
- Limit meetings and go into each one decisively.
- Check email once an hour and respond to them immediately.
- Drink more water. Being dehydrated drains your energy faster.
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