One of the things that are needed in most companies, specifically in a web design agency, is the art of mindfulness. Without this, developers and designers will just be stressed, unproductive, and inefficient – which is not something that any business wants for their employees to be.
With this being said, here are some tips that will help you instill mindfulness in your workforce.
Always check in with yourself
It is no great secret that being a web developer is no easy feat. In fact, it can be very isolating. This means that you will be spending the whole day at work head down in front of your computer screen – all by yourself. As a result, this definitely creates an instant disconnection to the people around you and to yourself as well.
With this being said, always put into practice to check in with yourself by asking questions like, “How am I feeling today? Am I in a good air space?” By being aware of what you feel, this will immensely help you to be on the right track and aid you in doing and accomplishing the tasks that you need to finish.
Though most people think multitasking helps them to finish a lot of work, it is definitely not the case. Most people misconstrue multitasking to a positive light, which is certainly not the case.
Multitasking means that you do multiple things at the same time, but not finishing anything. This is why focusing on one task and finishing it, then moving on to the next task is still the way to go. This is because this technique is still significantly faster than multitasking workloads all at the same time.
In order for you to retain your focus on one thing, keep in mind that you are doing this task in order for a problem to be solved. This will definitely help you calm down and not think of the other task that you still have in your list.
Another thing that you can do to fight multitasking is to clearly identify which task is at a high priority level. With this, work your way to accomplishing the most crucial you need to finish first, then moving on with the tasks that are not so high in terms of priority.
Be open to your team and promote a culture of courageousness
It is no great secret that developers these days need to be in an intense cohesiveness in order for them to work together in harmony. This is why communication and being open to your team is indeed a vital factor to achieve a good camaraderie.
With this in mind, it is important that keeping constant communication in the team. Instead of ranting every day about how hard the work is, why not try to think of solutions on how to make the work easier? Use software or create an online platform that will help you to make the job more enjoyable. Once you decide to do this, it will make the work process more seamless, which in turn, will help you have that high-quality output that you wanted. Plus, you also gain a team that is not only encouraged, hence, also empowered and positive at work.
Put yourself in other people’s shoes
It is very easy for us to get frustrated at work – whether it may be to an overly demanding client, an annoying workmate, or to your boss who is asking you to finish the task fast with less time. These situations can immensely stress and annoy you out. However, if you simply take a look closer at what is truly triggering you to feel that kind of emotion, then it will help you cut out unnecessary stress at work.
Having said this, approach conversations by asking questions in order for you to understand what is really going on before you react because of your assumptions. Maybe your the reason why your coworker is annoying is that he already has too much on his plate, or maybe the reason why your boss is asking you to finish a task fast is because a client is demanding it already. By knowing these things, you will then have a clearer and better understanding as to why they react that way.
Having these tips in mind will help you instill and maintain mindfulness, not only to work but also to yourself. Additionally, these tips will also aid you to avoid being stress – which in turn – make you productive and efficient.