【職場祕笈】把握上班第一個小時 成為職場勝利組 Mastering the first hour of work and becoming part of the workplace success group
The workplace success group understands the importance of controlling the morning and making good use of time. They are able to eliminate distractions in the first hour of work and focus on important matters. Lynn Taylor, a nationally recognized workplace expert and author, says, "These people not only have a unique set of priorities, but they can also maintain focus when starting their day. Years of experience have made them aware of what can wait and what cannot." Here are 10 things that successful professionals in the workplace do in the first hour of work:
1. Start with the big picture
Take time to look at the overall picture and identify the main goals. This will help prioritize tasks instead of rushing into them.
2. Establish plans and strategies
Take a few minutes to think about the direction your work should take. Pursuing strategic clarity is a worthwhile goal.
3. Check and Update to-do lists and calendars
While you don't want to be overwhelmed by tasks first thing in the morning, quickly glance through your to-do lists and calendar to understand what needs to be addressed and the schedule for the day. This will help you avoid missing any meetings or deadlines. The morning is the best time to update your to-do lists. Without a plan, it's difficult to make the most of your time wisely.
4. Tackle challenging tasks
Handle the difficult tasks that require long-term planning first thing in the morning. This way, you won't be bothered by lingering tasks throughout the day.
5. Postpone resolving interpersonal conflicts
If there's a need to resolve conflicts with colleagues or superiors, it's best not to do it in the first hour of work. After all, everyone is under high pressure at the start of the day. It's better to wait until everyone has relaxed a bit for more effective discussions.
6. Write down well-thought-out ideas
The morning is when your willpower is at its strongest. Take advantage of this time to write important documents, emails, or other content that requires thoughtful consideration.
7. Greet the team
Successful managers and employees greet their team members when they arrive at the office, showing care and building rapport. This has unexpected benefits for the team's attitude and efficiency.
8. Quickly scan emails
Avoid getting caught in an email whirlpool, but quickly scan your emails to understand any important information for the day.
9. Avoid early meetings
Unless a meeting requires full attention, it's not recommended to schedule a meeting in the first hour after starting work. Meetings can be arranged for the afternoon when energy levels are lower.
Take a few minutes to relax and prepare for the challenges of the day. This helps you better cope with your work.
Lynn Taylor points out that "success is a mindset." By embracing each new day in the best possible way and making good use of the first hour in the office, you can master the optimal rhythm and effectively tackle work challenges.