Things happen here in Singapore really fast. If we maintain our usual pace, we will surely be left behind. With this, it is important that we work faster to cope up with our workloads. Being fast doesn’t mean sacrificing quality. We are expected to deliver timely at the same time in good quality. This is really challenging but if we master this art, we will not have problems.


So, how do we double our speed but keep the quality? This is easy for some Singaporeans who are used to the hustle but for those who are not, this is their time to know the secrets on how to work faster but maintain the quality at the same time. Here are some secrets:

  • Use timers: Not all people know about the Parkinson’s Law. This Law states that our work enlarges so it can fill the time allocated for it. For example, if have a task and the time is open ended, it will take more time before we complete it. On the other hand, if we set a specific time to accomplish a task, we will work faster to beat the time. This is where the timers come into the picture. We have to use timers so we can track our progress and productivity.

Dedicated businesswoman has to finish her task

  • Think our day ends at 11am: We have to think that our day will end at 11am. This is particularly effective if we want to go home on time. The 11am technique will force us to take action immediately and prioritize things that really count. To make this work, we have to write a list first and think about important things.
  • Work at home: Working at home is really a bummer but we can look this differently. We can work at home but only for an hour each day. For example, an hour before going to work, we should have quality thinking time and plan our day. This can make a difference at the end of the day.
  • Unimportant tasks within ten: Sometimes, the problem is we do not know how to prioritize things. We have to know that there are far less important things and it pays that we identify it. If we have to do it every day, we should allot at least ten minutes.

With this, we can work faster. We have to observe our pace first. If we truly observed some progress, then this is worth pursuing and sharing to our colleagues who might have the same problem. These secrets can help us achieve high level of effectiveness. No matter what other people say, we should know that we are capable of achieving high level of effectiveness.