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23 Ingenious Ways To Work Smarter, Not Harder

Get more done.

Quora users shared their best tips and hacks to be more productive at work:

1. Stop keeping a million tabs open.

2. Increase your typing speed.

3. Get a standing desk.

4. Get up every 45 minutes and move around.

5. Use a Kanban board.

6. Don't be afraid to say, "No."

7. Pretend you are about to go on vacation.

8. Manage anxiety.

9. Organize your desk/workspace.

10. Pick up the phone!

11. Do the most difficult tasks first.

12. Don't be afraid to do crappy work.

13. Don’t multitask.

14. Don’t be afraid to learn new things.

15. Have a daily plan.

16. Embrace ninja keyboard shortcuts.

17. Use macros.

18. Interact with your co-workers.

19. Delegate.

20. Use a time management system like GTD ("Getting Things Done").

21. If you can answer an email in two minutes, do it immediately.

22. Remember the 80/20 principle.

23. Ignore your email when you're swamped.