The ability to effectively use a to-do list can greatly enhance the level of productivity that you experience on a day-to-day basis. At first, it can seem like a mystery, how can you more effectively manage the tasks that you have put on your to-do lists. There are some skills and techniques that will greatly assist you in this endeavor.
Upwork, a platform that allows freelancers to connect with businesses around the world, has recently published an article regarding the effective and efficient use of to-do lists. The skills and techniques that they discuss may seem simple. However, the common sense ideas are full of wisdom and will create great results if properly implemented.
Upwork was created after the rebranding of Elance in 2015. Today they operate one of the world’s largest freelance platforms in addition to their own blog. In a recent post on their blog, they discussed several skills you can use to enhance the results you get from using a to-do list.
Many of the skills that are discussed are common sense ideas. These include organizing your tasks that you have put on your list by order of importance. If you organize your tasks in this manner, you will be able to complete the most important and necessary items first. If you complete your tasks in this way, it will relieve a great amount of stress from you. Most individuals operate more effectively whenever they are not under too much stress. This will allow you to complete the other items on your list in a more timely manner.
One of the less commonly known ideas is a process that is referred to in the business industry as batching. This is simply the skill of grouping tasks that are of a similar nature together to be completed sequentially. For example, say you have several phone calls that you must make. Often times you will find that you can get through these phone calls at a much more rapid pace if you do them one after the other. This can be applied to tasks of another nature with similar levels of results.