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In the material handling industry, efficiency and productivity are key factors to a successful work environment.  Often these high demanding jobs can take a mental and physical toll on employees so having a positive attitude is essential. This article highlights the importance of promoting increased productivity in everyday life, which can lead to a more positive attitude in the workplace.  Here are some tips of how to maintain productive and stay positive in your everyday activities.

Focus on result-oriented activities
Pareto’s law states that 80% of our outputs result from 20% of our inputs. This means that we must focus on those activities that use 20% of our time effectively in order to achieve 80% of our desired goals. It becomes much easier to complete a task when you isolate what activities truly deserve investment of your time.

Have a notebook and pen on hand at all times 
Keeping writing tools on you will allow you to write down your thoughts, to-dos, and ideas at any time. The important idea to remember here is getting everything out of your head and onto paper.  This way, your subconscious mind won’t be reminding you about it every other second.

Stay Organized
This is the ultimate battle, and much easier said than done.  In a world of endless information how do we keep our most important material in front of us?  Taking a few steps every day to make sure the most pertinent information is easily and efficiently accessible, will save you a great amount of energy when the time comes to access the info.

Love What You Do
If you don’t enjoy what you are doing, every small problem can seem insurmountable.  It will become very difficult to fix any problem without agonizing over it or complaining first. When you are happy at home and at work, your ability to solve problems becomes an easier task.

Surround Yourself with Positive People
The attitudes of those around us can directly influence our own attitudes and our outlook on life. Keep positive people around and you are more likely to adopt the same positive attitude.

Smile
Smiling not only has it’s psychological and physiological benefits but its also contagious as it gives off feelings of being positive, happy and approachable.

A happy employee is a productive employee; the two go hand in hand.  At Liftow Limited we believe exceptional material handling equipment, proper training, and a good attitude are great keys to success.  To take a look at our full line of Toyota Forklifts, corporate training programs, and forklift safety products visit Liftow Limited online or call (866) 626-4299 today.