Diane Kaern, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and former employee of Hewlett-Packard, is an experienced manager who has excelled in workplace productivity, cost reduction, and further areas of high-level project management. Over her career Diane Kaern has earned a number of accolades, including the Siemens Med Cash League Championship and membership in the Siemens’ Circle of Excellence.
There are a number of proven methods for increasing an individual’s job performance, which can contribute to improving the output level of an entire department or office. For the hungry young executives eager to prove their worth, understanding their own limitations and knowing when to ask for help is key to maintaining maximum production levels. Taking on more work than is manageable will lead to poor results and may cause a project to take longer than it would have had the responsibilities been appropriately delegated. Creating to-do lists is a beneficial habit to cultivate, as compartmentalizing large projects into smaller segments over a period of several days increases the likelihood of the project’s being completed on time. Taking necessary breaks, minimizing distractions, and designating a specific time to clean up and send e-mails are all helpful tasks that can help raise productivity levels. The most important thing workers should keep in mind, however, is that a productive workday begins the night before, at home; reducing the amount of time watching TV and instead preparing for work the next day will make for an effective morning, while getting the needed amount of sleep sets employees up with the energy and focus they will need to succeed.