(This is a contributed post)
If you want to save yourself some cash in business, you need to remember the one golden rule. You probably know what it is, but we’ll tell you again: time is money. If you can ensure that you and your team are utilizing every hour that you spend in the office, you’ll be saving yourself so much money that you just won’t know what to do with it. Well, you could order a lot of donuts into your office to treat yourselves, but we’ll leave that up to you.
We’ve put down some simple tips, so that you can save some time in your business.
Encourage regular breaks
The problem that many bosses have is that they equate time spent in front of a desk with productivity. This is not really the case, and if you don’t encourage your team to spend time away (even for 2 minutes every now and again), they won’t be working to their full potential. They will sit there and pretend that they are though, if they feel like you’re watching over them and they can’t get a second away from the computer.
Utilize great software
So much time in the office is eaten up by software and IT systems breaking, and God forbid anything goes wrong, as trying to get through to all of your team members via email can prove to be pretty difficult. Invest in some good software and services, such as a bulk SMS sender for those times that you really need to get a message across to everyone, and say goodbye to old computers and programs that just aren’t cutting it.
Productivity seems like a difficult thing to encourage in your business, but it’s actually one of the easiest things that you can do. All that you need to do is make sure that your team are relaxed, they feel rewarded, and most importantly, that you inspire them to be creative. Lulls in productivity are likely to come from the fact that people just aren’t interested, so do all that you can to make the office a fun and positive environment.
Planning is one of those things that always saves time in businesses, because a lack of planning can just lead some people to sit there waiting for instructions. You don’t want this to be the case, and you need to give people daily, weekly, and monthly plans to go from. If your employees don’t think that you really care about what they are doing, it’s unlikely that they’re going to put the effort in to do anything. Make plans, and encourage your team to follow them.
So, if you want to save time in your business, why not try out some of these simple tips? From encouraging breaks, to making plans for your whole team, you’ll soon see that you’re spending less cash, and wasting less time. Good luck with making your office as productive and creative as it possibly can be, within your working hours!