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Ways to improve productivity at work

There are only so many hours in the day, so making the most of your time is critical. There are two ways increase your output--either put in more hours or work smarter. I don't know about you, but I prefer the latter. Being more productive at work isn't rocket science, but it does require being more deliberate about how you manage your time. This post will walk you through 15 simple but effective strategies for increasing your productivity at work.
1. Track and limit how much time you're spending on tasks.
You may think you're pretty good at gauging how much time you're spending on various tasks. However, some research suggests only around 17 percent of people are able to accurately estimate the passage of time. A tool like Rescue Time can help by letting you know exactly how much time you spend on daily tasks, including social media, email, word processing, and apps.
2. Take regular breaks.
It sounds counterintuitive, but taking scheduled breaks can actually help impro…

ZED scheme-A brief introduction

The Government has launched a new scheme namely Financial Support to MSMEs in ZED Certification Scheme".
The objective of the scheme for promotion of Zero Defect and Zero Effect (ZED) manufacturing amongst micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and ZED Assessment for their certification so as to: 

Develop an Ecosystem for Zero Defect Manufacturing in MSMEs. 

Promote adaptation of Quality tools/systems and Energy Efficient manufacturing. 

Enable MSMEs for manufacturing of quality products. 

Encourage MSMEs to constantly upgrade their quality standards in products and processes. 

Drive manufacturing with adoption of Zero Defect production processes and without impacting the environment. 

Support Make in India campaign. 

Develop professionals in the area of ZED manufacturing and certification. 

There are 50 parameters for ZED rating and additional 25 parameters for ZED Defence rating under ZED Maturity Assessment Model. The MSMEs are provided financial assistance for the activities to b…

LEAN SIX SIGMA A BOON TO PRODUCTIVITY AND QUALITY

If you are starting to learn about the concepts of streamlining a business process, you are at the right place. We will introduce you to the methodologies of Lean, Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma. People with no experience in this area can get an idea what it is all about. So let's begin:
Section I: Lean Methodology
What is Lean ? Lean is a set of problem solving tools to reduce or eliminate activities that don't add value to the process. It emphasizes removing wasteful steps in a process and taking only value added steps. The Lean method ensures high quality and customer satisfaction. It is a never ending process of waste removal. What is  "Value" ? Depending on the type of business process, the customer defines value. The activities can be classified into three types. They are: Non- Value added activity: These activities do not add any value to the process. They form the wasteful steps. Value added activity: These activities add value to the process and are essential. They i…