We imagine that it might be difficult to remain productive at work due to the guidelines we must follow as a result of COVID, but there are still small changes you can make to your work schedule that you can do to increase productivity.
It is useful to have an effective communication system to ensure user engagement is more interactive. Our product, ReapStream has a chat feature which allows for real time communication with team members.
Decluttering your inbox
It is strongly advised that you take some time to re-organise your inbox. Removing newsletter subscriptions that you are no longer interested in. Decluttering your inbox can help you to keep track of communications you need to answer and follow up on.
Goal Setting and Time Management
Setting a goal at the beginning of each day can help you to plan your task and activities in order to help you stay productive and to help manage time spent on each activity. Planning how long a task will take can help you structure your day and understand the timeline of the project. With our goal setting functionality in ReapStream, you can set goals, track it and even share your progress and accomplishments with others!
Reports and Lists
Automation is key. Create a progress report weekly on what you have accomplished for the week. It is recommended that you use a tool to track your weekly progress, using a digital tool that is secure and easily accessible.
We understand that this school year will be completely different but there are simple things you can do to make this academic year more enjoyable.
1. Create a study timetable
This academic year consists of a lot of self-management. It is always important, especially now to develop a study plan to ensure that you are committed to a reasonable number of hours for study.
2. Participate in events
Depending on the level of education you are enrolled in, there may be a possibility of attending virtual events hosted by your school. Do try to meet new people during your school year, this can be beneficial for group study sessions.
3. Take breaks and stay active
Allocate time to do something for yourself. Working/Studying from home can result in reduce time outside which is not beneficial for your health.
4. Find support
Set up virtual group session to study together and look out opportunities to find support with your coursework this semester. As most schools have now decided to operate remotely, a lot of the school facilities might be working reduced hours. It is important that you devise a strategy to gain support where needed.
Prepare a self-audit to ensure that you are keeping on track of coursework and your goals for the academic year. Look at your strengths and weaknesses so you are aware of where you need to improve. It might be useful to keep a bullet journal.