Are you having problems increasing your productivity and income? Don’t worry many are having the same problems. , You can learn about the art and science of productivity. Incidentally, it is not taught in schools. It is one of those skills you are meant to learn outside.
“Growth and self-transformation cannot be delegated.” —Lewis Mumford
What you will Learn from this Free Report
How Productivity Affects You
What is Productivity?
Productivity starts with You
You can Be More Productive
Productivity Improvement Techniques
How Productivity Affects You
Productivity affects everyone and we should all be concerned about our productivity, why? Because the rate of inflation can be alarming. For example, The price of rice has gone up in Nigeria from $20 to $ 75 in the last few years. This is about a 275% increase in five years. Therefore if your income or output is not equally going up at a comparative rate it means that you will have less rice to eat. This is how inflation affects your standard of living. However, you can take interest in increasing your Productivity as a hedge against inflation.
Productivity is important because it contributes to growth in output, income and living standards. Productivity should be important to you because it helps you to meet your (perhaps growing) obligations on food, school fees, shelter and clothing, and still maintain a higher standard of living or even improve your quality of life. However, many pay little attention to improving their productivity. Ignoring personal productivity enhancement methods can only lead to misery or poverty.
For instance assuming your income as a family head is about $30 or let's say $40 per month and a bag of rice has increased to $75, and your income is still $40 that means you will not be able to afford a bag of rice to eat. So that is how productivity affects everyone.
What is Productivity?
According to Webster Dictionary to be Productive means “ having the quality or power of producing especially in abundance” Therefore Productivity means “the quality or state of being productive”
There is a relationship between growth and productivity, for example, you can say my company is looking for ways to improve, increase or enhance workers productivity or say there has been an increase or improvement in productivity, in all aspects of our operations. Therefore productivity means growth, abundance and increase.
Productivity Starts with You
Productivity sometimes sounds or seems like a very technical term. This most likely leaves the impression on people that it cannot be achieved through simple things that we embark on in our everyday life. This is not true. We can achieve productivity through simple things. This means that productivity starts with you. It starts with small or little things you do daily.
If , want to be productive you must focus on productive activities daily rather than being busy. There is a great difference between being busy and being productive. This means that one can be busy without producing anything. You can also be busy all day long without generating income or creating value. This makes a whole lot of difference.
You can be deliberate in becoming more productive. Productivity is simply about the effective and efficient use of all your resources. You may have all or part of these resources which include time, all of us have 24 hours. It also includes skills, people you know, knowledge, information that you have, finance, equipment, space, energy and materials. The more efficient and effective you are with your resources, the greater your achievements will be.
Therefore, how do you become more productive is an important question. A simple answer is that if you can use your skills efficiently to solve people problems and create value for others you can generate income. , Money flows to people who create great value and solve problems. Remember, all of us have the same 24 hours, the richest man in the world have 24 hours, you also have 24 hours so how you use these scarce resources matters.
Your output divided by input gives you productivity ratio, but if your output is greater than your input then you are said to be productive.
Productivity Improvement Techniques.
The easy way to survive in a depressed and inflationary economy lies on increasing your productivity to achieve the highest possible output per person, per hour at the highest possible quality, utilising the raw materials and technology available to you.
There are hundreds of techniques, methods and systems of improving productivity. Here let's consider four techniques of improving your productivity
1. Increase output while input remains the same, this means that assuming you can write a memo of 10 pages for one hour, you can increase the output in one hour and write 12 pages, you have increased your output with the same input of one hour
2. You can also decrease input and while output remains the same. for example, instead of writing 10 pages for an hour, you can write 10 pages in 40mins. This means that you have decreased your input while your output remains the same.
3. You can also increase input resulting in a very large increase in output. In this scenario, you can use two hours to write 30 pages instead of 20 pages. This means you have increased your output to a very large proportion compared to the rate of increase in input.
4. You can also decrease input by a very large amount with a resultant small reduction in output. This means instead of using one hour to write 10 pages, you now use 30 minutes to write 8 pages rather than 5 pages.
Therefore you can use any of the above four techniques to increase your output today. It is all about seeking to be more efficient in resource utilization.
Imagine if you can master productivity, you can increase your output and income by 50% -100% per year, anytime and anywhere…
Yes! , if you can Improve Your Productivity, you can increase your Income!