Clocking Out: How to Wrap-Up a Productive Workday [Infographic]

Nothing ruins a productive workday like rushing around at the last minute. You’ve worked hard all day long, done a lot, and almost reached your daily goals. Then you glance at the clock and realize only 10 minutes remain. A panic sets in and you begin to rush through tasks. You find yourself attempting to finish your to do list without staying late. As a result, mistakes are made and details forgotten. You sacrifice your best work to the constraints of time.

A Productive Workday to the Very End

If you find yourself in this situation often, it may be time re-evaluate the way you work and the way you leave work. Time management remains the number one drain on personal productivity. It makes sense, that managing those last ten minutes effectively makes for a more productive workday. This infographic from STL provides some insight into how you can wrap-up your workday productively, and prepare yourself to tackle tomorrow.

By using the last 10 minutes to say a proper goodbye to the working day, you set yourself up to come back strong tomorrow. Reset your to do list, organize your workspace, sign out of your email, and set tomorrow’s schedule. Then do a “brain dump.” Write down anything you need to remember for tomorrow, and simply walk away.

In the end, you’ll find yourself more productive and healthier, both physically and emotionally.



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Ron Damon

Ron Damon is a writer, editor, actor, poet, and social media enthusiast. A former teacher of English and Theater, Ron now concentrates on writing and editing full time. He is not the least bit embarrassed about being a cliché. Ron is a proud member of the Switch and Shift team.

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    Don’t carry tomorrows work home…’brain dump’ before you leave the office.

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