Every workplace has the one incredibly productive employee that manages to make everyone else look lazy, no matter how hard the rest of the team is working. While you might resent those overly productive people, it’s probably more from jealousy than true anger. After all, most of us secretly wish we could be one of those incredibly productive people.

So what do productive people do that the rest of us don’t? Well, this LinkedIn article features 8 of their secrets and the main take away seems to be focusing on a few of the most important tasks rather than trying to do as many items from your to-do list as possible. A few of the most important points:

  • Create a smaller to-do list
  • Take breaks
  • Take on harder tasks earlier in the day
  • Create a system
  • Don’t communicate productivity with laziness

Remember, sometimes less is more when it comes to being productive.

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