National Leave the Office Early Day

Source: Kinga Warda¸ PKF Malta¸ June 2013

saving-time-611x350-310x168Isn’t the idea of finish work earlier appealing? After all¸ June 3rd is Leave the Office Early Day! As great as it sounds¸ it will still take some effort to get your work done before you leave!

The goal of National Leave the Office Early Day is not to leave work unfinished¸ but to increase your productivity while you’re at work. This will leave you more time to enjoy time with family and friends.

The holiday was created by Laura Stack¸ productivity expert. On her website she promotes the holiday as a way of increasing productivity by encouraging people to have more time to take care of their responsibilities outside of the office.

As she advises on her website: “ productivity isn’t just about squeezing more into your day: it’s also about reducing the “speed bumps” – things like poor administration¸ red tape¸ bureaucracy¸ and unclear priorities – that waste your time”.

Laura Stack provides these tips:

  • Eliminate the causes of most problems¸ and avoid crises.
  • Control and prevent interruptions.
  • Handle drop-in visitors and co-workers effectively.
  • Refuse requests you don’t have time for.
  • Recognize and eliminate personal shortcomings
  • Avoid spending time in irrelevant¸ unnecessary meetings.
  • Eliminate unnecessary responsibilities or tasks that belong to someone else.
  • Get rid of everything you don’t need or use and live simply.
  • Delegate properly.
  • Keep socializing during work hours to an appropriate level.

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