How to Become Productive at Work

You are hired for one reason – you were able to show the potential to be productive at work. If the company does not see anything good from you, they will never hesitate to deny your application. Apparently, they did see something so now you are there in a cubicle facing a computer with the expectation that you will do something good for the company.

But what if you cannot think of anything productive to do at work? Of course, you have all the good intentions at work and you want to succeed, however there is just nothing you can think of that will result of something good for the company.

Just Do It

Many time, fresh graduates will have that idea that they could change the world in an instant. With their knowledge and capacity, they know they can do something big if given the opportunity.

Unfortunately, the opportunity to do something big is not there and all you have is a basic job description that might not have any meaning to you. That could be a cause of frustration to some new graduates and as a result, they are unable to do anything.

If you want to be productive, just do what you are told to do. Sometimes over thinking will do you no good. Instead of thinking about work, it is better to just work on what you are told to do and think about it later.

Inexperience Along the Way

One of the main blockage of productivity is inexperience. As a fresh graduate, you are just dipping yourself into something that you are not familiar of. Sure you have learned things about it during college but doing it in real life is a totally different experience.

If you think this is the cause of being unproductive, do not worry. You have colleagues who will help you do your task along the way. They have been in your position and they do understand that you need help.

Calculated Risks

One of the greatest privileges of being a newbie is that you are somehow allowed to be a little reckless on anything that you want to do. But it does not mean you are given a blank sheet of paper on what you want to do.

Taking risks is different from being totally reckless. By being risky, you are showing that you are able to think outside the box and might find a practice that might be contributing well for the company.

Being Healthy

Being unhealthy is also a possible reason for being unproductive. Before you go to work, make sure that you are doing everything that you can to be healthy – eat breakfast, rest well and researched on what you need to do at work.

That means you have to dedicate your body to work alone. Do not be tempted to think that your body could handle partying at night while working at day. A healthy body will always mean a healthy mind. Working with a hang over is always a no-no especially when you are just starting in your career.

Editorial Team at Geekinterview is a team of HR and Career Advice members led by Chandra Vennapoosa.

Editorial Team – who has written posts on Online Learning.

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