How to Spend the Last 10 Minutes of Your Work Day

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How do you start your day? Do you dive right into work the moment you get to the office?

How about the end of the day? Do you tend to make the most of your time and work till the last possible minute, or do you – like many people, I dare say – use the last few minutes to get ready to leave the office?

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If you’re part of the latter group, and you’re having some productivity issues, maybe it’s time you look at those last minutes of your work day.

10 minutes may not seem much, but they do add up.

But, what can you do in 10 minutes that will make a difference?

Andrew Hewertson, Learning & Development Programmes Director of STL, created an infographic that tells you exactly what you can do. Some of them are so simple that they may seem insignificant but if you think about it, if you do them every day, you’ll end up saving yourself time.

Here’s a rundown of those things you can do during the last 10 minutes of your work day.

  1. Update your to-do list
  2. Move non-urgent meetings to the next day
  3. Say a proper goodbye
  4. Organize your desk
  5. Sign out of your work email and chat on your phone
  6. Perform a brain dump
  7. Reflect on your day

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What else can you do to make the most of your work day before you leave?

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