Improving your performance at work has a multitude of benefits, not only for the quality of your output, but also for your overall satisfaction and fulfilment.

Ensuring that you’re continuously improving your work performance is also a great way to create professional opportunities – whether you want to climb the ladder, make a sidestep or increase the diversity of the work you’re doing.

If you’re currently seeking to elevate your performance, you’ve come to the right place! Contact us at or on 01453 756000 to find out more about our range on this vital topic, which includes digital courses on:

  • Meetings
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  • Presentations
  • Delegation

For now, let’s take a look at the ways in which you can start improving your performance at work – straight away!

Set clear goals

Creating goals for yourself will help you stay on track at work. With each goal, try to raise the bar a little – whether that be through getting better at presentations, coming up with your own campaign or getting good client feedback – by making each goal a little harder, you’ll improve your performance at work in no time.

Top tip:

Write down your goals and make sure that they’re in a visible place, and that you’re looking at them often. Engrain them in your mind and ensure they take top priority every day.

Limit distractions

By limiting distractions, you can fully immerse yourself in your work. Whether it be a report, essay, or case study, making something really fantastic requires a high degree of focus – and that just can’t happen if you’re distracted by your phone, a colleague or noise outside.

Top tip:

If you’ve got a project that really matters, find a quiet space where you can really concentrate. The absence of distraction will help you produce something amazing.

Communicate effectively

Being a good communicator is essential to improving your work performance. If you’re unsure about what you’re meant to be doing, asking for clarification, or a little help, is the best solution.

Top tip: Take it slow – part of communicating clearly is making sure the listener understands you fully. If you’re speaking at 100 miles per hour, it’s unlikely they’re going to grasp the main point. Maintain a steady pace when you’re trying to communicate something important.  

Finish a task before you start another

Switching between various unfinished tasks is one of the quickest ways to lose time during the day. Be disciplined with yourself and ensure that you complete one task before moving onto the next. This will not only improve the quality of your work, but also reduce stress in that you won’t have so many unfinished projects hanging over you.

Top tip:

Be disciplined and write down the task that you want to finish that day. Ensure you can tick off by close of play – you’ll feel a great sense of satisfaction.

Create a healthy work-life balance

To form a healthy work-life balance, it’s key to leave time to mentally switch off. Whether that be through spending time with friends or family, going to a fitness class or taking a holiday, nourishing yourself out of work will help you to show up as your best self during office hours.

Top tip:

Prioritise good sleep. A great 8 hours has been proven to improve memory, knowledge acquisition and learning.

To find out more about our courses on Improving Work Performance, contact us at or on 01453 756000.