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Having a successful career means more than simply showing up at work each day. Your work productivity doesn’t go unnoticed by others, even though it may sometimes feel that way.

Being a productive employee is important for many reasons, not the least of which are becoming a mentor for others, advancing your own career and building up your professional skill sets. But staying motivated at work is a problem for many people, even people who enjoy their jobs.

Whether you want to continue advancing in your current career, find a new job or change careers altogether, understanding what it takes to build good work productivity habits can benefit you.

Work Productivity Is One Of The Most Practical Habits To Develop

People who know how to be productive and find daily motivation in a workplace setting are not only more likely to excel in their current roles, but they can also easily apply this mentality to other areas of life as well.

For example, consider members of the U.S. armed forces: These individuals are often highly disciplined, motivated and driven. They know how to work independently as well as a part of a team.

Though learned in a militaristic environment, the kind of work productivity armed forces members exhibit make them excellent candidates for many kinds of jobs. The same goes for other career paths as well: If you learn good time-management and workplace efficiency skills in one job, you’ll likely be able to apply these skills to future positions as well.

Because practicing good work productivity is a transferable skill, it only makes sense to practice professional improvement and build up your work ethic now.

Work Productivity Helps Outside of Work, Too

If you’re able to stay motivated and productivity at work (where most people would rather not be at any given point in time), just think about how much you’ll be able to do at home!

Practice managing your day-to-day work projects efficiently and you’ll have no problem managing projects around the house.

Check out some of our most popular posts on work productivity here:

Get Motivated To Rock The End Of The Workweek
How To Communicate Better At Work
Who Benefits From Working Over Weekends?
Make Every Day Easier With These 5 Free Work Templates
Easy Ways to Care for Your Mental Health at Work

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15 Time-Management Books For Productivity

By Kayla Matthews   /     Jan 06, 2017  /     Productivity Hacks, Work Productivity  /     1 Comment

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By Kayla Matthews   /     Dec 01, 2016  /     Work Productivity  /     0 Comment

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6 Ways to Bounce Back From Failure at Work

By Kayla Matthews   /     Nov 30, 2016  /     Work Productivity  /     2 Comments

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5 Ways You Sabotage Your Productivity – And What To Do About Them

By Marc Tan   /     Oct 14, 2016  /     Work Productivity  /     0 Comment

This post is a guest contribution from Marc Tan. To learn how you can contribute to Productivity Theory, please read our Write For Us page.    Productivity is achieved when we get the most work done through the most efficient use of resources. We become most productive with an organized work ethic and a strong […]

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5 Habits That Hurt Employee Productivity

By Kayla Matthews   /     Oct 11, 2016  /     Work Productivity  /     0 Comment

You’ve tried it all — energy drinks, listening to classical music, even doing little exercises while at your desk to stimulate your brain and keep your heart active. However, no matter what you try, you’re just not achieving maximum production. It could be some habits you’ve formed that are keeping you from performing at your […]

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