So you want special employee privileges and your own press card?
Fortunately, you can get your boss to agree because he can easily create one!
Then again, if you are not performing well or are experiencing downtime at work, you don’t seem to be deserving of a press card.
It might not be a big deal to be behind your workload for a day or two. But if you’re somehow useless at work, you need to accept the fact that you’re approaching unemployment if you choose to keep it up.
So before you think about getting a press card, you should first figure out a way to be sharp once more.
Here’s a step-by-step guide that can help you out:
1. List down all the things you need to do.
Organization is the key here because sometimes, what holds you back is the overwhelming amount of work that’s on your shoulders. Getting lots of assignments is a good thing. It shows that your boss believes in your skills.
Although, having too much on your plate isn’t easy. So you could use a hack — one that will help you handle all of them is to organize.
Making a list makes you more efficient. It’s a way for you to remember all that you need to do. Especially if you’re the forgetful type, this hack will help solve your problem!
2. Download Trello and use it.
Trello is a web-based project management app that you can use for free. It lets you create cards that can help you out with your list.
So make an account on Trello and create 3 cards. Label each card as “To Do”, “Doing”, and “Done”.
Now, take out your list and create entries for each item on that list. Then file them under the “To Do” column.
If you get around to doing an item on the “To Do” column, move that entry to the “Doing” column. And once you’re done with it, it’s time to move that entry once more.
This time, move it to the “Done” column.
3. Set a Deadline.
You can get to the items on your list anytime you want. You can do them today, tomorrow, or next week.
But doing them without a self-imposed deadline defeats the whole purpose of creating a list to boost your productivity. So toss this practice to the trash.
Instead, set a doable deadline. Give yourself enough time to do a task. But avoid giving yourself too much of it.
For example, if you believe you can do a task and finish it within 30 minutes, allocate 45 minutes to that task alone. Don’t set a 5-hour deadline.
Make sure you follow through, though. Remember, these deadlines are self-imposed. You’re the one in charge of overseeing them.
To Sum It Up
Except for your boss, nobody else is in the right place to tell you that you are doing awful at work. So you’ll be doing yourself a big favor if you take the initiative of boosting your productivity – and actually keep it up.
Who knows? You don’t have to ask your boss to create your own press card because he’ll be more than willing to grant you one!