Getting work done on time is key for an employee to increase productivity. But if the quality of work is not up to the highest standard, it will reflect negatively on your productivity. For instance, even when you deliver your product/service to the client at the promised deadline, if they are not satisfied with it, you may have to make/do it again, or worse, the client may reject your work. In both cases, the time and effort you put into the work become futile and your productivity takes a hit. So, doing quality work is one of the most important factors in increasing productivity.
Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.
What is quality work?
Quality work is the service/task one completes successfully within the estimated time, with the end output satisfying the expectations of everyone involved, including oneself.
Following are some of the ways to produce quality work.
1. Hold yourself to the highest standard
Quality work starts from commitment and determination to do the job to the best of your abilities. When you hold yourself to the highest standard, you will get the motivation to compete with yourself and raise the bar. This constant quest for perfection can help you produce quality work consistently. Further, when you make yourself accountable for the quality of your work, you will gain the ability to work unsupervised without the necessity to be guided by someone constantly, which is an essential quality in the post-pandemic world.
2. Walk the extra mile
You can ensure the quality of the work you do as an individual. But when your work contributes only a part to a bigger task or goal that your team/organization has undertaken, you have to take up additional responsibilities, help your colleagues to do their part better and inspire the team to produce quality work together. When you take up additional tasks and do more work than what is assigned to you, you can improve the overall quality of your team’s output.
3. Recognize mistakes and take corrective action
Quality of work is ensured when you constantly put your work under rigorous scrutiny. Analyzing your own work, identifying mistakes and correcting them at the early stage are important to producing quality work. In contrast, if mistakes remain undetected or swept under the carpet, then they will come back to you and massively impact your productivity.
4. Work with your team
Team work ensures quality. You cannot meet the organizational goals and targets single-handedly; for that, you need your team. Moreover, at times, you may need some expertise outside your skillset to complete a task; you may need a helping hand to complete a complicated task; or you may even be packed with too much workload that you may need to delegate some of your own work to someone else in order to meet the deadline. So, it is extremely important to develop cohesiveness with your team and motivate them to constantly meet your quality standards. This will help you do quality work and increase productivity.
5. Stay focused and follow your schedule
You can produce quality work when you stay focused on your work, avoiding distractions and digressions. If you lose focus, then there are more chances of making mistakes. So, you have to focus on the work in hand and stick to your plan and schedule. When you delay your work and do not stick to your plan of the day, you may miss your deadlines. This will reduce the amount of time you have to do your work. When you do not have enough time, the quality of work takes a hit. So, it is crucial to plan the day, make a schedule, stay focused and meet all the deadlines, if you strive to do quality work.
Completing Quality Work with Profit.co
The Profit.co task management module offers teams the organization and collaborative space they need to keep doing quality work. Departments and teams can collaborate in designated Workspaces and create customizable Boards for individual functions or projects.
Leave all the necessary details for an initiative right on the task itself, including the deadline, priority-level, assignee, and direct links to documents or uploads from Google Drive. Individuals can leave comments directly on the task, so all necessary communication can stay where the work is, and managers can ensure that important tasks are moving forward with the highest quality possible.