Every designer would really like to finish their work faster not just in order to hit deadlines but also to have ample time to work on other projects. Being productive by working faster could be a challenge for one also needs to maintain good work quality. Also, one could consider that the amount of accomplished work also shows the amount of income one could make. Because of this, designers do their best in order to maximize time and get great results afterwards.
Being productive is a great advantage. It could mean that you have improved a certain skill and you are becoming better as a designer. It is also good for a freelance career and even to your design career in a company. Hence, many designers would like to know the secrets of being productive. So, today, we will give you some tips on how to be productive while you work faster with great results. Bear in mind also that it is quality of your work that matters most. Take a look at our list:
1. Stay inspired.
Whatever is your source of inspiration, you have to stick to it. If you are more productive when you listen to music, then do that. Some people really have better outputs when they listen to their favourite music while working. Others feel more inspired and motivated when they chew on their fave food or have coffee beside them. Whatever it is that makes you feel inspired, acquire it. It will make your more productive.
2. Know yourself.
It is very important for you to know your personal working style. Determine on what time of the day you work best. Try to know also what motivates you to work better. Doing this can help you to be more productive. You also need to know what hinders you to work well so that you can do away with it.
3. Plan everything.
When we speak of planning, you have to do that not just for the day but also for the succeeding weeks, months and even year. This way, you are well guided with the things you do. You will have something to look into when you take steps towards a goal. Doing this will give you a clear goal.
4. Focus on a task on a particular time.
Allocate time for a different task. You have this in your planning. Be sure to follow the tasks you have on a certain time. Doing this can make you focus on a certain tasks. This can give you more chances of having better outputs while you are also hitting deadlines at the same time.
5. Organize your work space.
Having a well organized working area could make your work a lot easier. You do not need to spend a lot of time looking for stuff. Also, the physical environment could affect the way you think. You will find it a lot easier to concentrate and come up with great ideas when the environment is good. While if it is cluttered, you might have trouble thinking well and you might even arrive on chaotic looking designs, too.
6. Do similar tasks together.
If you want to multi-task, you can be successful in doing that if you do similar task together. Do not be jumping into entirely different tasks for it can only take time. If you are in your computer, you can check your email while working in a design. You can also search for inspiration while you are working. Doing similar tasks together can make work a lot easier. You can also accomplish more.
7. Do not hesitate to take breaks.
If you think that taking breaks is a waste of time, you are wrong. You are becoming less productive when you keep on working because your mind gets tired. So, it would be better if you take some break in order to regain energy and motivation for work. Take some time off from work, too. It would be good for you and your career.
8. Delegate some tasks.
There might be some tasks that can be done by other people. Like, instead of you doing the accounting and others, you can request someone who is an expert on the field to do it for you. Just see to it that you will not really be spending too much for the service. This would be a lot better than doing all the tasks alone but you end up with erroneous results.
9. Use software and apps for easier work.
Since you are working with the computer, take advantage of the latest technology. Make use of apps and software that could aid you in your work. You will surely benefit much from it. You can be more productive and organized. Also, it can make your work a lot easier and faster.
10. Do away with distractions.
When you are working, make sure that you do away with distractions for it can only eat up your time. You will work faster if you focus on your work without any distractions. You can do this by making sure that before you begin working, you already minimized possible work distractions. Also, prepare everything that you need when you work.
It's Your Turn Now
Anyone would certainly love to finish work at once for they can also work on other important tasks after doing the first. It would also be great to be productive with work. The best key to achieve this is to determine what really works for you. If you do not know what it is, you can experiment on that. How about you? How do you get great results while working faster with increased productivity? Share to us your thoughts.