There’s a quote we’ve all heard, “work smarter, not harder.” Many are under the false belief that putting in long hours equates to more productivity. However, working hard, unfortunately, doesn’t always equate to better work.
Longer hours may mean a lower attention span. It can also encourage less sleep. When your attention is lowered and you’re not getting adequate sleep, it actually makes it harder for you to get quality work accomplished. So, working harder doesn’t always equate to working smarter. Instead, of believing that long hours and early mornings are the same as good work, we need to rethink how we see things. Alternatively, we need to work smarter, which sometimes means a better work-life balance (an added bonus).
To work smarter, we need to prepare for the next day. We need to think about our schedules and figure out the best way to tackle each day. Sometimes to work smarter, we need to make a call instead of sending an email. This is especially true if the recipient isn’t responding or you have a lot to say. Working smarter may also mean delegating some tasks to other people if you’re overloaded or know someone else who could get the job done quicker.
Basically, working smart means considering the options available and strategizing the best course of action to get a quality job done in a timely fashion. Many times we work harder because we don’t look for the best solution. Instead, we choose to do things how they’ve always been done.
Now is the perfect time to consider how you work. Is what you’re doing making things harder or are you working in a way that is smart and strategic?
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