What’s Eating Away at Your Personal Productivity?
You can’t always reduce your workload, but you can make your time at work more productive. Remember: Work smarter, not harder.
A few simple measures taken at the start of the day can make all the difference to how productive and how calm you are by the end of it.
What are you doing that’s unique to make your work day productive? Take this ESL conversation lesson and find out!
Part I: Let’s Chat about the Photo
1. Why is he sitting like this?
2. What time of the day do you think it is?
3. Why doesn’t he adjust his eye glasses?
4. Do you think his sitting position is good for his health?
5. Wouldn’t he be more productive using a head set?
Part II: Take the Survey And Talk About It
1. What time do you start working each day?
2. What time do you stop working each day?
3. How often do you get up from your desk and take breaks (stretch, walk, get a drink, etc)?
Every 2 hours
Every 3 hours
Every 4 hours
4. Describe your typical daily work routine.
5. How many hours per week do you work?
6. What day is most productive for you?
7. What day is ‘least’ productive for you?
8. What do you ‘reach for’ to drink to increase your productivity?
9. Do you use apps to track your productivity or fitness?
10. What day do you start thinking and planning your weekend?
Part III: Share Your Opinions
Discuss the Photo
1. Why are they sitting on the floor?
2. Where is the woman’s laptop?
3. Which building floor would you say they are on?
The average American works an average of 8.6 hours per day for a full time job every week day. Additionally, after-hours emails, phone calls and to-do-lists. It’s not surprising that productivity can slip. Which of the below items hinder your productivity? Place a percentage beside each one that most affects you each day. Your total should be 100% for whichever items you choose.
• Personal problems
• Office gossip/ politics
• Low motivation
• Office distractions
• Lack of energy
• Too much to do
• Social Media
• Impromptu meetings
• Sitting next to the boss