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June 28, 2018

Smart ideas for staying productive this summer

by DropTask posted in DropTask Tips, Productivity.

DropTask | Smart ideas for staying productive this summer
Summer has officially arrived – hooray! Now that our days are filled with sunshine and heat, being stuck in the office is might be feeling less desirable. Summer is also a time when workplace attendance drops by 19% and projects can take up to 13% longer to complete. So, how do we make the most of summer whilst still getting the work we need to do done? At DropTask, we pride ourselves on smart ways of staying productive, and that’s why we’re here to help. Read on for some of our favourite ideas. Take your work outside Sitting in a hot, sweating office is no fun for anyone, but the sun being out is not a good enough excuse to take the day off. Why not switch up your work environment and take your to-dos out in the sunshine? Take your laptop or iPad and head outdoors. With DropTask’s online and offline capabilities, you’ll be able to edit progress, ask team members for updates and schedule meetings, all whilst you enjoy the hot weather. And don’t worry, when you return to the office your tasks and projects will instantly update to keep everything up to speed. Start your day earlier When the afternoon comes around, the heat can make us feel exhausted and lethargic. Instead of starting heavy tasks in the hottest part of the day, get started on those daunting tasks in the morning. Not only are the mornings a little cooler, but you’ll be able to focus on the urgent things that need to get done before any distractions occur later in the day. To hone in, use visual indicators on tasks, such as Urgency and Importance icons, to mark what needs your attention first thing. Did you know, people take in visuals 80% better than written text? Use eye-catching Cover Images to help identify your most important tasks. Before you know it, you’ll have turned a backlog of to-dos into completed tasks. Reshuffle your priorities With summer in full swing, some people will have planned a well-deserved vacation break. Before you switch on your ‘out of office’, make a list of all tasks that you’re responsible for. Delegate these responsibilities to others by Assigning Tasks to team members to ensure things tick along nicely whilst you’re away. Use the Calendar assess Start and Due Dates and to see what will need to get done ahead of schedule. Reshuffle dates with a drag and drop, and feel at ease knowing that your schedule will instantly update. Be transparent with your team. Block out the time you’re away in your Team Calendar, so the people you work with know when you’re unavailable. Set yourself up for a productive summer with DropTask. Sign up today for free.

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