(This is a contributed post)
When it comes to maximizing productivity within your business, there are a variety of ways to do this. Whilst saving half an hour a day may not seem like such a great feat, imagine what it would be like if everybody in your office had 30 minutes to fill with more productive tasks? The time you can save soon adds up, and cutting out unnecessary tasks will help you to focus on what’s really important, like getting your business to the forefront of your field. Read on if you’re looking for some productivity tips!
Get the worst tasks out of the way in the morning
Studies show that doing those tasks that you’ve been putting off first could actually help to increase your productivity. If you leave it until the end of the day, you’ll slow down in the morning, plagued by the thought of doing that task. We all think: can’t I just do it tomorrow, instead? But if you want to increase productivity, the time to do it is now! When lunch comes around, you’ll be glad that it is out of the way, and in the afternoon you can relax a bit whilst doing some easier jobs. Win-win.
Invest in some software to save time
How many hours do we collectively waste waiting for that old piece of software to load, when we could be getting on with what we really need to be doing? There are pieces of software out there that are quick, modern, and designed for business. An example is Microsoft Office 365 for businesses, which allows your employees to access their documents online, from their personal laptops if your IT is encountering problems. This can save around 30 minutes of lost productivity each day, so looking into it is a great idea if you want to save some time.
Whilst we all think that doing a few things at once is good for business efficiency, this may not necessarily be the truth. Studies have actually shown that trying to do more than one thing at once can lessen your productivity, so don’t give your employees too many plates to spin at a time. The best strategy is to start with the hardest tasks and gradually make your way to the easier (and smaller) things later, and making a list is a good way to ensure that you know what you’re going to do, and the order you will do it in. Say goodbye to the stresses of multitasking!
So, if you’re looking to increase productivity in your business, start off your day by getting the biggests (and scariest) tasks out of the way first, so that you don’t spend all day dreading the second that they come around. Make sure that you invest in the latest software so that no time is wasted, and avoid putting pressure on yourself and your employees to multitask. As the studies say, it will slow you down. Good luck with making your business as productive as it can possibly be!