Plan your day. When you start your work, prepare a list of the jobs you want to complete throughout the day or in a weeks time. Concentrate on tasks that are most important and perform them before doing anything else. Analyse each procedure after it is completed.
Keep a track of work deadlines; at the end of the day, look at your history and see how much you have obtained.
It is easy to get distracted by phone calls, your colleagues and e-mails. Avoid indulging in long conversations with co-workers or clients. If you want to make any personal calls then wait for the lunch break. Keep your work area clean and organised at all times for best results. If you are exhausted by the amount of work you have to do or simply distracted by something then consider taking a few minutes to get fresh air and then return to work.
Always set realistic goals for yourself to avoid disappointment later on. Do not forget to identity your limitations. Allocate tasks to your colleagues if required rather than taking the entire burden on your shoulders. Do not be afraid to say no if a colleague or a friend demands you to do his/her work, but only when it is impossible for you.
Always do what you really like. Being efficient in any field needs you to have fun with what you are doing at some point. If you really like to improve your productivity and efficiency, you will have to be more motivated. If you hate your job, you are likely to face boredom, frustration and susequently reduced efficiency.