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Why 5-Hour Workday Can Significantly Boost The Productivity Of Your Company

Why 5-Hour Workday Can Significantly Boost The Productivity Of Your Company
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A five hour workday can boost the productivity of a company in great ways! Want to know why? Well read this article to find out.

Not only is a five hour workday stress relieving, employees are able to produce and put out better quality of work. Read to find out more reasons as to the benefits of a five hour workday and its ability of boost a company’s productivity standards.

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    1. It gives time to reenergize

    Energy is one of the most important things an employee or worker can have. A five hour workday is just the right amount of time for one to accomplish tasks without feeling overworked and getting everything done as well.

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      2. There’s more time to focus on other things

      Focusing on what you must as opposed to what you have to is a better mindset. A five hour workday enables exactly this. An employee must be focused on his work especially if the key for him is to be productive! A five hour workday helps a person focus on what must be done.

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        3. Everyone prioritizes what must be finished

        The staff prioritizes what needs to be done first instead of doing everything at once. Prioritization is a key in productivity! Prioritization is a key in any given field. Too many things can be on a given person’s list, so it’s essential to see what must be done first, and then go down the list.

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          4. There’s less pressure on the boss and staff

          Pressure is a killer of not only quality but productivity as well. Stress, in small amounts, can be good. However, too much stress can do damage to the body. If the body is a vehicle to do work, then how can an employee be productive at work? Some individuals think that pressure is a great thing as it can help to get a task done. On the contrary, an employee of a major company should not make mistakes. Pressure brings out mistakes and problems in various given assignments, which is a major downfall. A five hour work day helps place less pressure on not only the staff, but the boss as well.

          5. Better quality work will be produced

          A five hour work day is a perfect time lot. Individuals, whether the boss or staff, can produce the best quality work and there is no pressure to spend more hours in the office or cubicle. Quality is always more important than quantity. If you write a whole page of text that has many mistakes, is it worth more than three mistake free sentences?

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          6. The employees take their work seriously

          Instead of goofing around for a whole bunch of hours, the workers take their work seriously and do the work that they are supposed to do. Workers benefit from the five hour work day greatly! Work is a serious matter, but if the work day stretches out for more than the norm, then workers start to procrastinate, and do things that they are really not here to do. It is to pass the time, but it ends up to disrupt their productivity, which is an extremely important aspect in every field of work and work place!

          7. It keeps workers on task

          Doing excactly what you have to do, instead of doing everything at once, is a best thing that anyone can do for productivity purposes as it ensures everything that needs to be done gets done. Doing a task diligently requires complete focus, attention, and concentration. A five hour work day does this and it is beneficial to the boss as well as the employees. Why? Because when there is no time to spare, the workers will simply concentrate on the work given ahead to the time.

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          The Importance of Reminders (And How to Make a Reminder Work)

          The Importance of Reminders (And How to Make a Reminder Work)
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          No matter how well you set up your todo list and calendar, you aren’t going to get things done unless you have a reliable way of reminding yourself to actually do them.

          Anyone who’s spent an hour writing up the perfect grocery list only to realize at the store that they forgot to bring the list understands the importance of reminders.

          Reminders of some sort or another are what turn a collection of paper goods or web services into what David Allen calls a “trusted system.”[1]

          A lot of people resist getting better organized. No matter what kind of chaotic mess, their lives are on a day-to-day basis because they know themselves well enough to know that there’s after all that work they’ll probably forget to take their lists with them when it matters most.

          Fortunately, there are ways to make sure we remember to check our lists — and to remember to do the things we need to do, whether they’re on a list or not.

          In most cases, we need a lot of pushing at first, for example by making a reminder, but eventually we build up enough momentum that doing what needs doing becomes a habit — not an exception.

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          From Creating Reminders to Building Habits

          A habit is any act we engage in automatically without thinking about it.

          For example, when you brush your teeth, you don’t have to think about every single step from start to finish; once you stagger up to the sink, habit takes over (and, really, habit got you to the sink in the first place) and you find yourself putting toothpaste on your toothbrush, putting the toothbrush in your mouth (and never your ear!), spitting, rinsing, and so on without any conscious effort at all.

          This is a good thing because if you’re anything like me, you’re not even capable of conscious thought when you’re brushing your teeth.

          The good news is you already have a whole set of productivity habits you’ve built up over the course of your life. The bad news is, a lot of them aren’t very good habits.

          That quick game Frogger to “loosen you up” before you get working, that always ends up being 6 hours of Frogger –– that’s a habit. And as you know, habits like that can be hard to break — which is one of the reasons why habits are so important in the first place.

          Once you’ve replaced an unproductive habit with a more productive one, the new habit will be just as hard to break as the old one was. Getting there, though, can be a chore!

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          The old saw about anything you do for 21 days becoming a habit has been pretty much discredited, but there is a kernel of truth there — anything you do long enough becomes an ingrained behavior, a habit. Some people pick up habits quickly, others over a longer time span, but eventually, the behaviors become automatic.

          Building productive habits, then, is a matter of repeating a desired behavior over a long enough period of time that you start doing it without thinking.

          But how do you remember to do that? And what about the things that don’t need to be habits — the one-off events, like taking your paycheck stubs to your mortgage banker or making a particular phone call?

          The trick to reminding yourself often enough for something to become a habit, or just that one time that you need to do something, is to interrupt yourself in some way in a way that triggers the desired behavior.

          The Wonderful Thing About Triggers — Reminders

          A trigger is anything that you put “in your way” to remind you to do something. The best triggers are related in some way to the behavior you want to produce.

          For instance, if you want to remember to take something to work that you wouldn’t normally take, you might place it in front of the door so you have to pick it up to get out of your house.

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          But anything that catches your attention and reminds you to do something can be a trigger. An alarm clock or kitchen timer is a perfect example — when the bell rings, you know to wake up or take the quiche out of the oven. (Hopefully you remember which trigger goes with which behavior!)

          If you want to instill a habit, the thing to do is to place a trigger in your path to remind you to do whatever it is you’re trying to make into a habit — and keep it there until you realize that you’ve already done the thing it’s supposed to remind you of.

          For instance, a post-it saying “count your calories” placed on the refrigerator door (or maybe on your favorite sugary snack itself)  can help you remember that you’re supposed to be cutting back — until one day you realize that you don’t need to be reminded anymore.

          These triggers all require a lot of forethought, though — you have to remember that you need to remember something in the first place.

          For a lot of tasks, the best reminder is one that’s completely automated — you set it up and then forget about it, trusting the trigger to pop up when you need it.

          How to Make a Reminder Works for You

          Computers and ubiquity of mobile Internet-connected devices make it possible to set up automatic triggers for just about anything.

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          Desktop software like Outlook will pop up reminders on your desktop screen, and most online services go an extra step and send reminders via email or SMS text message — just the thing to keep you on track. Sandy, for example, just does automatic reminders.

          Automated reminders can help you build habits — but it can also help you remember things that are too important to be trusted even to habit. Diabetics who need to take their insulin, HIV patients whose medication must be taken at an exact time in a precise order, phone calls that have to be made exactly on time, and other crucial events require triggers even when the habit is already in place.

          My advice is to set reminders for just about everything — have them sent to your mobile phone in some way (either through a built-in calendar or an online service that sends updates) so you never have to think about it — and never have to worry about forgetting.

          Your weekly review is a good time to enter new reminders for the coming weeks or months. I simply don’t want to think about what I’m supposed to be doing; I want to be reminded so I can think just about actually doing it.

          I tend to use my calendar for reminders, mostly, though I do like Sandy quite a bit.

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          Reference

          [1] Getting Things Done: Trusted System

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