Four Tips to Increase Your Workplace Productivity

Whether you’re a new hire at your company or simply striving to increase your profile in your current workplace, here are four tools that can help you increase your workplace productivity.



Add these tips to your repertoire (or spend some time refining them if they’re already present) and we guarantee you’ll be remembered for all the right reasons:

1) Dress the part:

Your appearance at the office every morning is what makes the first impression each day. Ensure you are dressed appropriately, and in the expected attire for your place of business. Want to really make an impression? Dress one step above the norm.

2) Speak up:

To increase your workplace productivity you must contribute. If verbalizing opinions or ideas is difficult for you, remember the rewards of contributing include possible promotions, implementation of your ideas and, certainly, an increased profile in your workplace.

3) Do your research:

To ensure you have quality facts and ideas to contribute, take the extra time to do your research. Always be on the lookout for new concepts and information that are relevant to your company and supervisors. Prioritize the time you need to research with accuracy and precision.

4) Go the extra mile:

Sometimes the fastest way to the top is through sheer determination and hard work. Create a solid reputation for yourself through your unquestionable work ethic and willingness to persist until the job is properly and thoroughly complete.

Contact us for more tips to improve your workplace involvement and reputation. We look forward to assisting you!

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  • By David Koopmans 22 Oct 2013

    Will, I think the biggest productivity killer is “multi-tasking” which is really a euphemism for lack of focus and prioritization. Jumping from one task/project to another is murder for productivity. We’ve adopted Agile as a project management approach to deal with this, effectively agreeing in detail what we’ll deliver over a 2 1/2 week period and sticking to that. Happy to share more if you’re interested.

  • By Mark Rheaume 22 Oct 2013

    Here is a re-post of some comments to this discussion made in the LinkedIn Group: Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Network:

    Fred H. stated: I used this ever since I started in business: A) Always strive to do 10 per cent more good work than others. Let the output speak for itself. This performance will always be recognized. B) Be friendly to all upper management and when saying hello use their name. They will usually ask your name and soon you will have relationships with many executives. C) Many young people complain about trivial problems or some times major strategic problems. If you feel strongly, don’t complain make suggestions on how to improve the situation. Many times you will get an assignment to do just that. Be positive all the time and show it. Even in the darkest moments positive attitudes solve problems. D) Watch out joining the “old girl or boy network” There is usually a leader and that person becomes more of a boss than your real boss.

    Mark R. contributed: Great additions Fred. I particularly like C. I would add to be humble and learn as much as you can about the business from the people around you at all levels. This may involve extra time on your part but is well worth it. This knowledge will set you apart when you do speak up and will be valued by your peers and management.

  • By Ts'epang Ts'ita-Mosena 23 Oct 2013

    Productivity is not only centered around people but the environment as well. A) Is the place of operation pleasant enough to be in? For example does it have the basic requirements like clean water, electricity, refreshments and is the rest room clean enough? B) Is it safe enough? For example if the cabling is not protected well then employees are exposed to danger. Do employees feel safe to leave their personal belongings without the risk of theft? C) Is it easily accessible all the time to allow people to come in even during non-working hours? It’s quite revealing how much work gets to be done when it’s peaceful and quiet at times. D). Are the basic needs to get the work done available? For example, are there computers, telephones etc.?

  • By Chris Boorman 24 Oct 2013

    This is a great topic. Thankyou for posting. We recently published a series of blogs relating to this same subject. I share them simply for consideration:

    “Breaking bad work habits” ( and “How to awaken the walking dead at work” (

  • By Mayer Seidman 25 Oct 2013

    I see firsthand how multi-tasking is very damaging. it makes it difficult to devote your energy and time properly and fully to the tasks you need to get done.

    While there are usually numerous causes, I think job descriptions can be used effectively to negate some of this issue. If the job description is vague, there is probably going to be a lack of focus. I think job descriptions are often overlooked (in general) and can create a lot more structure (individually and collectively) within a workplace.

  • By Mark Tomasetti 25 Oct 2013

    Good thread here. When it comes to productivity, look for ways to promote team member engagement and motivation. There is a great book by Daniel Pink called “Drive”. You can catch a summary of the principles by watching this video on youtube.

    I think that you will find it ties in nicely to some of the Agile comments made here. Hope you find it interesting.

  • By Chris boorman 25 Oct 2013

    Great dialog. Adding another angle … here is a blog about the work-life balance relating to how to survive your work commute…and maybe kind of enjoy it |(

  • By Troy Holder 28 Oct 2013

    Scheduling your day, with productivity block reduces the “interruption a minute” and set time for meetings, non essential phone calls!

  • By Mark Tomasetti 30 Oct 2013

    Couldn’t agree more with the minimize distractions theme. I have long adhered to a concept called “meeting free mornings” where you routinely block your calendar for the entire morning. This allows others an opportunity to plan their interactions so that they can get your time without disrupting you. It helps me stay Plugged IN to really concentrate on problem solving. We attempted to do this on an enterprise wide level. Results were mixed with some people adopting it more successfully than others – but while the experiment might have found mixed results – it helped a lot of the team gain clarity to how their own behavior impacts others.

  • By Máté Szücs 04 Nov 2013

    Hi, another aspect I worked with recently is increasing transparency. it cuts on meeting / Sync time needs and at the same time it increases the quality of the remaining meeting time. Net net more time available, quicker / more informed response/action possible. It can be reached by building social software enabled team routines. Br Máté

  • By Julian Foster 25 Nov 2013

    I used to work at an advertising agency about 20 years ago – and still remember those days of sending off creative for client approval by courier and then waiting a couple of days for a response by fax. When we got email it seemed to revolutionise our working processes. Fast forward a few years and email shifted from a productivity enabler to a productivity destroyer – with bulging inboxes and people copied into “conversations” that are often irrelevant.

    We all know, in recent years enterprise content has multiplied at a prolific rate.

    Of course many enterprises have traditionally turned to SharePoint to try and solve the issue but I know from experience that it often has the opposite effect by becoming a real drain on productivity (and resource). Effective content collaboration is absolutely vital and will only continue to become even more so as the volume of content grows, and teams look for more flexible ways of working – inside and outside the firewall.

    Does anyone else have experience of SharePoint draining productivity in their organisation?

    If you’d like to keep up to date with the latest advances in cloud content collaboration then please consider joining the Huddle Community LinkedIn Group:

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