Written by Pete Wilkinson

Last updated 10 March 2023 ·

Seven steps to optimise productivity and performance in your business

Productivity and performance are critical to success in any personal or professional setting. To help you take control and get the most out of your day, we’ve put together some tips and strategies for optimising productivity and performance in your business and your personal life.

Seven steps to increased productivity

1. Set goals and prioritise tasks

Start your day by setting goals and prioritising your tasks. This will help you stay focused and avoid wasting time on unimportant activities. Use a to-do list, planner or task management app to track your progress towards achieving your goals and tasks.

2. Minimise distractions

Distractions can significantly impact productivity and performance. To minimise distractions, consider using noise-cancelling headphones, turning off notifications on your phone or computer, or working in a quiet environment.

3. Take breaks

Taking breaks is essential for maintaining focus and improving performance. It allows you to recharge and return to tasks with a fresh perspective. Try taking short breaks every hour or so or using the Pomodoro technique, where you work for 25 minutes and then take a 5-minute break.

4. Exercise regularly

Exercise has been shown to improve mental performance and productivity. Aim to exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, whether it’s a morning jog, a yoga session, or a quick workout at the gym.

5. Get enough sleep

Sleep is crucial for overall health and well-being and can significantly impact productivity and performance. Aim to get 7-9 hours of sleep each night and establish a consistent sleep routine.

6. Use technology wisely

Technology can be both a blessing and a curse regarding productivity and performance. While it can help you get more done, it can also be a significant distraction. Use technology wisely by limiting your time on social media, email and other distractions, and use productivity tools to help you stay focused. Research the best productivity apps to help turbocharge your results.

7. Manage your time effectively

Time management is vital to optimising productivity and performance. Set deadlines, limit your time on low-priority tasks, and maximise your peak energy levels.

Optimising productivity and performance

By setting goals, minimising distractions, taking breaks, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, using technology wisely, and managing your time effectively, you can significantly improve your productivity and performance in your business and your life. Remember that optimising productivity and performance takes time and effort, but with the right strategies in place, you can achieve your goals and reach your full potential.

For more advice and guidance on this topic, check out our other blogs, or if you are looking for a better way to cascade your business objectives throughout all teams to drive a significant impact on productivity levels, contact us by emailing

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