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Productivity: Setting the Pace the First 90 Minutes of Your Day

Posted by Brian Spence on May 16, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Productivity, Career AdviceEstablishing and managing a morning routine can be essential to leading a productive day. Getting up on time, having a proper breakfast and arriving to work early can help set you up for success. What other steps can you take to maximize productivity with yourself and your team?

Here are three additional steps you can implement within the first 90 minutes, to inspire a results-oriented day.

Greet Your Co-workers and Staff

Whether you're managing a team or a team member, allowing yourself a few minutes each morning to greet your team can help create a positive workflow environment. Get everyone smiling and interacting briefly. Morning greetings also allow an opportunity for a leader to ask what others are working on for the day. Sharing your goals for the day will also inspire others to achieve theirs. Beware of wasting time at the water cooler, but a quick walk around the office to greet the team can set the tone and pace for the rest of the day.

Managing Your Task List

Get in the habit of writing down the most critical tasks in your job. Manage that list day to day and before tackling today's agenda, be sure to complete the previous day's schedule. Undoubtedly, situations arise throughout a business day that sometimes takes more time to finish. Don't be disheartened if you don't get your list accomplished. You can use this to ask for more time or assistance if necessary. Knowing when you need help is just as important as completing your tasks. Managing a proper list every morning can help you stay on top of everything and keep you from falling behind.

Know Your Peak Performance Times

Everyone is different and your peak performance hours of the day may vary, but knowing when you do your best work is vital. Make the client phone calls during your peak morning hours, when you know your energy level is higher. If you're responsible for one priority task each day, schedule yourself time to complete that task first thing during your peak.

We all know how the day tends to go if you oversleep or get to work late. You feel rushed and sometimes flustered. Maybe you forgot your coffee or skipped breakfast. These types of mornings tend to affect the rest of your day. Knowing that you have the control to set up your morning routine for a more productive day is critical. Establishing a morning routine, with specific tasks for managing your first 90 minutes, can significantly impact your effectiveness as well as inspire the productivity of those around you.

For more ideas on this and related topics, visit the Productivity and Career Advice sections of our blog.


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