Staying Productive When it’s a Slow Day at Work

What to do, when you don't know what to do.

It’s nearing the end of the day, and things are starting to slow down. You’ve finished with everything for today, tomorrow and the next couple weeks to come. So what now? Well once you’ve finished answering all your emails, organising your desk and checking Facebook, here’s a few things you can do to try stay productive and ahead of the curve.

Lend a Hand
You may be the lucky one who’s managed to get on top of all your work, but there may be some departments who need every man, woman and child to try and meet some of their deadlines. So pop over for a bit and see where you can help out. Bettering your knowledge of the other departments in your company is always handy and it’ll help you improve some of your other skills. The employees will also be extremely grateful for your hand, and it can give people a good impression of who you are and how you’re willing to go the extra mile.

Succession Planning
Creating a succession plan means that the person who comes after you once you leave the business, or your position, will know exactly how you did your job. Because you know how to get through your work in the best, and simplest, way possible, it can be good to pass on some of that information to your successor.

Plan Ahead
If you’ve got the time, why don’t you start getting on top of that next task? Try make it easier for yourself, and you’ll be able to put more time towards your other projects. Also, if an early deadline comes up you’ll be able to avoid the curl-up-into-a-ball-and-start-weeping scenario. Take a look at some of the bigger projects the company is deciding to take on, and try wiggle your way in. Contact some people, create a step-by-step guide for how you can make it possible and you never know, you might just be heading up the project. But always remember to take your own career goals into account.

So when things are slow, try catching up where you can. Don’t spend your days browsing the net, and gossiping with co-workers who are still trying to catch up. Instead, start making a better career path for yourself and inevitably, a better future.

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Staying Productive When it’s a Slow Day at Work

It’s nearing the end of the day, and things are starting to slow down. You’ve finished with everything for today, tomorrow and the next couple weeks to come. So what now? Well once you’ve finished answering all your emails, organising your desk and checking Facebook, here’s a few things you can do to try stay productive and ahead of the curve.

Lend a Hand
You may be the lucky one who’s managed to get on top of all your work, but there may be some departments who need every man, woman and child to try and meet some of their deadlines. So pop over for a bit and see where you can help out. Bettering your knowledge of the other departments in your company is always handy and it’ll help you improve some of your other skills. The employees will also be extremely grateful for your hand, and it can give people a good impression of who you are and how you’re willing to go the extra mile.

Succession Planning
Creating a succession plan means that the person who comes after you once you leave the business, or your position, will know exactly how you did your job. Because you know how to get through your work in the best, and simplest, way possible, it can be good to pass on some of that information to your successor.

Plan Ahead
If you’ve got the time, why don’t you start getting on top of that next task? Try make it easier for yourself, and you’ll be able to put more time towards your other projects. Also, if an early deadline comes up you’ll be able to avoid the curl-up-into-a-ball-and-start-weeping scenario. Take a look at some of the bigger projects the company is deciding to take on, and try wiggle your way in. Contact some people, create a step-by-step guide for how you can make it possible and you never know, you might just be heading up the project. But always remember to take your own career goals into account.

So when things are slow, try catching up where you can. Don’t spend your days browsing the net, and gossiping with co-workers who are still trying to catch up. Instead, start making a better career path for yourself and inevitably, a better future.

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