We all know the feeling. You walk into the office Monday morning determined to conquer that ever-growing to-do list. Six cups of coffee later, you leave feeling defeated because you have even more on your plate than when you started the day. Can you relate?
The good news is there are practical changes you can make to ensure you accomplish more in 2016.
Here’s the quick list. Ready?
Prepare For Interruptions
While some parts of the workday are unpredictable, interruptions are one thing you can count on – a continuous stream of emails, a phone call, a co-worker stopping by your desk. These interruptions, while important, take your focus off the task at hand. Consider relocating to a conference room, closing your email, setting the Do Not Disturb function on your phone to avoid receiving distracting notifications – or all of the above. You might be surprised by how much more you can accomplish when you allow your mind to focus on one project at a time.
Lead Productive Meetings
Sometimes we have too many unproductive meetings. Know the feeling? No matter how important or seemingly insignificant your meetings are, always have an agenda. Be prepared and start on time. Keep meetings short and trust your employees’ ability to take direction. Doing so gives your team more time to accomplish tasks, meet deadlines and ultimately achieve business goals.
While it’s tempting to hit the door running after a long day at the office, challenge yourself to spend the last five minutes of each day preparing for tomorrow. By making your to-do list at the end of each day, you will avoid spending your first 30 minutes in the office trying to decide where to start. You’ll be less stressed, more focused and ultimately get more work done.
Invest In Unemployment Claims Management Software
Imagine how much time you would save if you had the ability to scan and upload claims and charges directly to one powerful and user-friendly dashboard. Unemployment Tracker allows you to import claims and charges received from UI Agencies electronically, saving you hours of data entry time.
If you’re looking for other ways to get ahead in 2016, check out our end of year checklist for unemployment insurance – it’s not too late! Start your year off on the right foot by tackling these tasks.
Let this be the year you save your business time and money by investing in unemployment insurance claims management software. We can help tailor our software to your unique needs. Contact us today.