Overtime No More

15 ways to be more productive and avoid working long hours

unnecessary meetings. When need be, try to excuse yourself from staff meetings by convincing your boss of the importance of finishing your day’s work.

  • Become unavailable to time abusers. When possible, work outside of the office. Visit clients at their offices and conduct research in the library.
  • Ask for a reprieve. Try to tell your boss how your career is infringing on your family responsibilities.
  • Lastly, Wilkins recommends documenting your work accomplishments so that you know how you’re progressing. Who knows? By managing your time effectively, you may be able to get back that proverbial eight-hour workday.

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