15 Nov 2015

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Being a Time Efficient Employee in Abu Dhabi: Does it Work?

It’s a dream indeed. You took a decision, worked day and night and got through every screening process to lead a truly lavish professional life in Abu Dhabi. It has been a great experience, learning from the best in the business and working in corporations that foster growth at a global level. The money’s good and you’ve got every modicum of happiness to make your work life in Abu Dhabi an experience worth cherishing.
However, is money the only thing you care about?
As in, an emirate that invites work cultures and business practices from every corner of the globe surely gives you a chance to inculcate habits that prove lucrative in the long run. Time efficiency is one such thing which stands as a litmus test for employers here to segregate candidates. Here are a few tips for you to be a time efficient employee in Abu Dhabi. Drop a glance and better your chances to ace that job.

Start Prioritizing Your Work

Obviously, working in leading Emirati Corporation, multitasking is the life-blood to exist in a place as competitive as Abu Dhabi. Well, this does stand as the golden rule of time management at work, be it any corner of the world. Each day, spot 3-4 tasks that are the most crucial to complete. Once you’re done with them, you can always move on to work that came as a request maybe, or that wasn’t as significant as the one you just did.
This also calls for the need to say a simple ‘no’ to make some space in time. Making a plethora of commitments might force you to juggle between engagements, hence increasing the load on your head. 

Delegation Helps Too

It’s agreeable that being under the pressure of being constantly noticed by your boss, who controls your tenure in the company and your stay in Abu Dhabi as well, you want to come up as the most efficient employee, every time. But, taking all the load on your head would probably fester things, if not better your chances for a promotion.
You did all that hard work in securing a lucrative job offer, but it’s time to play a wee bit smart. Unless, you are at the bottom of the totem pole, try splitting up repetitive task and delegating them to your team members and subordinates. However, you should always remember to be active in following up with each of your colleagues and checking the progress at every step possible.

Start Eliminating Distractions
Whatever may happen, you should always hold on to the fact that it’s your employer who sponsors your stay in the emirate. It’s not your friend you chat on Facebook with or the girls you’re stalking on Twitter, it’s your hiring manager who brought you to the country and made arrangements for your accommodation.
If time wasters like web-browsing breaks and chit-chatting with your co-workers is what annoys him, cut-off for a small period would be highly preferable. Don’t be afraid to intercept or draw the line, wherever you feel the need of it.

Get Organized with Technology

Who said it’s only about getting done with your work, technology can efficiently be used to organize the same as well. It often happens that we lose ample time in stacking up all the work we did. There’s so much you can save here, organizing systems aren’t that complicated to implement.
Create filing systems for documents and streamline all tasks assigned within a specific time-frame. It’s really easy!

It’s your chance to learn, to grow and to witness the best working environment in Abu Dhabi. Make the most out of it and be judicious in whatever time you spend in this exotic destination. 

Author Bio: Anshuman Kukreti is a professional writer and a keen follower of the global job market. An engineer by qualification and an artist at heart, he writes on various topics related to employment across the Gulf. Reach him @ LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+.


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