If you want to gain your manager or boss’ trust and to convince them that you’re always as productive as you can be during your shifts, you’ve come to the right place. As conveniently listed below is a guide that will help you look more productive at work. So that you won’t be caught slacking off.
Use a bullshit generator at work:
If you’re unsure what a bullshit generator is, it’s a handy website or an app that can help you generate random words about a specified topic, instantly. So it’s a great idea to use a bullshit generator to generate fake content that looks like work, that you can bring up on a tab on your PC if your boss is looking over your shoulder. For example, if you are an architect, you may want to find an architectural bullshit generator that will bring up appropriate architecture-related content to fool your boss or manage into thinking that you have been hard at work. When really you may have been online shopping, thinking about what you’re going to have for lunch, or scrolling through your messages on your phone.
One of the advantages of using a bullshit generator is that your generator will use new content each time that you press generate. So that you can generate new pages of bullshit on a daily basis.
Walk around your office with a folder in your hands:
If you walk around your office with an important-looking folder in your hands, everyone will be convinced that you have urgent business and are walking around with a sense of purpose. When really you may just want a break from your cubicle or office or may want to walk to catch up with a work friend, to engage in a bit of harmless workplace gossip.
Pull up a calculator app:
If you leave a long sum of equations up on a calculator app on your smartphone or PC, your boss or manager will think you’re hard at work running important calculations, if they happen to stumble past your desk. Depending on the field that you work in, this may or may not be a great idea.
Have two stacks of papers by your desk:
Another trick that you may want to try is to have two stacks of papers by your desk and to slowly move your papers from one side of your desk to the other, over an extended period of time. Sometimes you may want to stare at a piece of paper and then type, seemingly gaining valuable information from it, in order to further sell the idea that you are hard at work. Make sure to only move one piece of paper from one side of your desk to the other at a time. So that it will seemingly take you at least an hour to finish the fake task that you are working diligently on.
So if you need a quick break from being productive but don’t want your boss or your manager to cotton on to what you are doing, it’s a great idea to follow all of the handy tips that are listed above.