A recent company LinkedIn poll yielded results showing that the one thing people would have changed in 2021 was working smarter. Event marketing experts BMGroup have released a statement explaining how people can maximise productivity in 2022 by working smarter, not harder.
Promotional events specialists, BMGroup frequently publish LinkedIn polls posing business-related questions. At the end of 2021, the firm posted a poll asking:
If you could go back to the beginning of the year and try 2021 again, what would you do differently?
The results were as follows:
Work smarter - 33%
Procrastinate less - 30%
Rest more - 20%
Nothing! I did quite well - 17%
BMGroup is continually growing year on year, and they are a company with big expansion plans. CEO Luke Walker recognises that achieving these goals is dependent on maintaining optimum productivity levels, and that comes from working smart. The events sales and promotions firm has published a statement with advice for working smarter.
"There is contradicting opinions on the effectiveness of to-do lists; for me, I have a daily list of the tasks I need to complete," commented Luke Walker, CEO at BMGroup. The business owner suggests that to maximise the effectiveness of to-do lists, it's critical that people keep them lean and mean, only focusing on the 3 to 5 most urgent and vital tasks.
"Despite the ability to multitask being viewed as a positive attribute, research has shown that humans aren't capable of doing multiple things at once," stated Mr. Walker.
Researchers have found that they can actually see the brain struggling when multitasking. BMGroup encourages their workforce to tackle one task at a time and give their complete focus to the task at hand.
BMGroup firmly believes that attitude is one of the critical factors for productivity. CEO Luke Walker believes that there is a correlation between attitude and output.
"When it comes to talent acquisition, a positive and pro-active attitude is one of the key attributes that I look for. People with a good attitude take the initiative, they find solutions to problems, and they willingly help a colleague in need," commented Mr. Walker.
Develop a Routine
Cardiff-based BMGroup argues that routine is linked to productivity. CEO Luke Walker advocates implementing a routine, and he encourages other professionals to create and implement a routine specifically designed to maximise their results. "In my role as a business coach, I always reiterate to my mentees the importance of implementing and sticking to a routine," stated Mr. Walker.
According to the American Psychological Association, "the most effective stress-relief strategies are exercising or playing sports, praying or attending a religious service, reading, listening to music, spending time with friends or family, getting a massage, going outside for a walk, meditating or doing yoga, and spending time with a creative hobby."
At BMGroup, they have 5-a-side Thursday's, getting the team together for a kick-about every week. "Sport played a massive part in my life growing up, playing professional football before becoming a personal trainer and a Gym Manager. I know the positive impact sport has on mental health and the stress relief it offers." Committed the BMGroup CEO.
Date published: 28th January 2022