Five Tips to Improve Your Productivity on a new year

Year is a just year, basically is just a calendar that show you a moment to reset and to improve yourself. It just like iteration on a software. And the software is You. If the software is a lot of bug, so you must fix it. If the software has few bugs, it is a good time to improve the performance add the feature. And many more! Today, we will discuss how to improve your productivity in 2021. Let's get started! #1 Setting Up your Focus Time. Focus mode is a time frame when you have a set of schedules to work your stuff. Just imagine, if you have a lot of meeting do you have a time to do your stuff. Microsoft 365 has a good feature namely MyAnalytics. It helps you to understand your habit. MyAnalytics help you to understand and put the focus time in the schedule. Try to allocate for two hours for your focus mode. Focus mode means you plan, do, check, act what need to be done. It is just like sprint within a time frame. Allocate the focus mode in the beginning of the day. You still have a power and a gut to do a focus. Do the focus time every day. medianet_width = "600"; medianet_height = "250"; medianet_crid = "858385152"; medianet_versionId = "3111299"; #2 Create your daily appointment You should have one calendar to manage your day. You can have more than one calendar and combine it on Your Outlook. For example, I have three calendars: academic calendar, working calendar, and personal calendar. Create you daily appointment before the day (at least one day before) If the appointment is collaboration time, invite your peers. Put the essential peers in to, and Put the others one in optional Label your calendar with categories such as Deadline, Important, Need Preparation, etc. Combine multiple calendars on one single view Be discipline do your daily appointment, give a time slot with minimum 30 minutes #3 The Game of To Do After creating a calendar, you can install Microsoft To Do to manage your tasks. To Do is your milestone, Calendar is your slot when you do the job. Create a list of your task category Create your task at least one day before so you have a time to plan and prioritize it Put your task into My Day feature in Microsoft To Do Reschedule your task when you do not have a time to finish it. Learn to measure your productivity by understanding how many task that can be solved You can learn to do here #4 Flag your important email Every time you find an email that need to be responded you have two options: Answer it right away. This is good way when the email needs a shirt response. Schedule it in your focus time. You can flag it and the flag can be read by the To Do as a task. #5 Ask Your Team to Assign you a task With Planner, you can request your friend to assign you a collaboration task. Request them to assign it before the deadline day, so you have a time to prioritize. Assign with Microsoft To Do Assign with Planner That's it, hope you can become more productive in this year! medianet_width = "600"; medianet_height = "250"; medianet_crid = "858385152"; medianet_versionId = "3111299";

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