Four Pro Tips for Facility Manager Productivity

Written by: Mario Macaluso Posted: 7/10/2018
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Being a highly productive employee not only feels great, but it makes you invaluable to your employer. The following are four on-the-job tips you can use to help boost your productivity (1). 

Tip #1: Clean your space

A tidy work space makes a good first impression on your customers and it can also help improve your focus and reduce stress. Straighten up throughout the day so you can better focus your attention on the tasks at hand. With a little creative organization and TLC, you can conquer the clutter.

Tip #2: Create routines

Summer is chaotic at a self storage facility, but there are ways for you to implement some method to the madness. Planning your routines in advance can make running your facility less stressful. Set your daily, weekly or monthly tasks on a recurring schedule. Keep an electronic calendar so you can get alerts as tasks are due. Even something as simple as writing down your daily intentions is a step in the right direction.

Tip #3: Stop multitasking

Frequent interruptions are part of your busy job. Sometimes, you might feel more efficient if you are juggling many responsibilities at one time. But according to science, that sense of efficiency and productivity is an illusion (2). Try monotasking instead. Monotasking gives you the focus you need to avoid errors. It also gives you the wider perspective you need for creative problem-solving.

Create efficiencies by grouping similar tasks and schedule your most involved tasks when you expect the least amount of interruptions. You will have your best tenant interactions when you can give your full and undivided attention.

Tip #4: Hydrate

It seems like an obvious thing to do, but people forget that drinking water is a great and easy way to boost productivity. Remember that you are made mostly of water, so your body requires adequate liquid to thrive. Grab a water bottle before jumping into your daily work routine. Summer heat makes hydration even more important. Be aware of the symptoms of dehydration – headaches, dizziness and fatigue (3).

Your productivity is the sum of many small decisions throughout your day. Be conscious of these decisions and how they impact your productivity. We hope these tips will help!

(1) Robin Sharma’s “How To Become the Most Productive Person You Know
(2) New York Times’ “Read This Story without Distraction
(3) eMedicineHealth’s “Dehydration (Adults)

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