Making Plans To Boost Your Efficiency In 2020
As a business owner, it should be your goal to boost your efficiency as much as you can, consistently. Making plans for 2020 now will mean you get a head start on the year ahead and that you can start building momentum now. Read on to start making plans to boost your business efficiency now:
Limit Interruptions And Distractions
Start by limiting interruptions – did you know that a quick ‘minute’ chat with someone in the office could eat into productivity as much as 70%?
It can be really difficult to get back into the ‘flow state’ once you’re out of it, so avoiding interruptions as much as possible is essential.
This means no pointless meetings, either!
Distractions include social media, emails, and anything else that can take you and your team away from the real work you should be doing. While this sort of repetitive work may need to be done, you should avoid it for the first few hours of the day until you have completed something important. Even then, you should block out time for it and make sure you’re not flitting backwards and forwards.
Speed Up Your IT Processes and Services
Having slow IT operations and issues is a recipe for disaster. Downtime can cost even small businesses a huge amount of money – we’re talking thousands. Managed IT services can help you to speed things up as well as reduce downtime as much as possible.
Renew / Replace Contracts When Necessary
If you have contracts with suppliers, take a look at them and get a good idea of which you’re going to renew, and any you’re going to replace.
You might want to renew your freight international services if they have provided a good service, or replace your old courier with a new one.
Don’t forget to renegotiate your prices and terms if you’ve built up a good relationship with a supplier.
Show Your Employees That You Value Them Regularly
Showing your employees that they matter to the business can help to increase their loyalty and keep them engaged. When employees are happy and engaged, they will produce a higher quality of work. Do this by telling them when they do a good job, and find other ways to provide incentives and rewards.
Figure Out How To Communicate With One Another Effectively
Miscommunication is often one of the biggest issues when it comes to business efficiency. Everybody must be on the same page if you’re going to keep things running smoothly.
Work on your own communication skills and find ways to help others do the same.
Team building can be a great way for your team to get to know one another and learn how they each communicate best.
To Wrap Up
Making plans to boost your efficiency now so that you’re ready for 2020 will make a huge difference to your business processes. Do you have any tips of your own to boost business efficiency? Leave your tips and ideas in the comments section. Thanks for reading!
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