How do you work smart instead of working harder and for long hours?
There's the traditional saying on the lines of you must harder and for an extended amount of time to be at the top, but this is not always the case. I've read that it's more important to work smarter , but how does one work smarter if that is the efficient and the right way of doing things? Should you tackle your work in a different way? Is smart another way of saying short cutting? What are your thoughts? #work #work-ethic #student-life
In my experience, the idiom "work smarter not harder" can be translated to mean "work with a purpose, not aimlessly." In other words, don't ever do a job mindlessly or simply because your boss told you to do it. Make sure that, before you do a task, you understand exactly why that task is important, and how the work you do will contribute to the success of your employer. Furthermore, but understanding the purpose behind your work, you can begin to formulate new, better ways to do that same task. That could mean automating certain pieces of a manual job through an excel macro, or it could mean using a new source of information to get a better understanding of the problem and come up with a new way to solve it. Never do your job mindlessly. Always seek to understand the "why," and figure out new, better "hows."