~Productivity Tips for Church Leadership~

This is not my own content but I really liked the following tips so had to share for the new year. The following is by: Chuck Scoggins

Here’s a sample of some of those tips to help you do your job even better.

  1. Schedule Your Tasks
    Keeping a task list is important. However, if you want to take your productivity to the next level, move tasks from the list to the calendar.
  2. Batch Similar Tasks
    Changing from task type to task type can interrupt your fow. Batch similar tasks for maximum output.
  3. Don’t Be a Perfectionist
    We’re all working for God, so we’re called to work with excellence. However, when we confuse excellence with perfection, our productivity grinds to a halt. The church will be OK with your best. Don’t be a perfectionist.
  4. Use the “Two Minute” Rule
    If something can be done in two minutes or less, go ahead and do it instead of adding it to your task list.
  5. Schedule Your Free Time
    One of the most important principles of being productive is not working all the time. If you have trouble taking breaks and resting, schedule your free time on your calendar just like you do work time and other appointments.
  6. Eat Better
    Eat healthy foods that help you better manage your energy. Often managing our time isn’t the problem—we need to manage our energy.
  7. Figure Out Your Biological Prime Time
    Each of us is wired to perform at maximum at a different time of day. Pay attention to when you feel most productive and schedule your most important priorities at that time.
  8. Give Your Family/Friends Your Best Time
    Once you figure out when is your best time of the day, don’t give that to work but rather to your loved ones. Why should our family and friends get our leftovers?
  9. Keep a “Waiting On” List
    One way we lose productivity is when we forget who and what we’re waiting on and miss following up on impediments to completing our tasks.
  10. Focusing on Doing the Right Things
    Instead of only focusing on doing more, focus on doing what’s most important. We often spend a lot of time doing busywork, but don’t get anything accomplished.
  11. Ask for Help
    One of the biggest productivity tips I ever learned was to ask for help. There is power in the “ask.” People are often eager to help you get stuff done. Don’t be shy to ask.
  12. Don’t Take Being Productive so Seriously
    Sometimes we get so stressed about being productive that it interrupts our productivity. Stop and smell the roses. Enjoy the journey and you might fnd yourself getting more done.