Ronald “Ryan” Ong, Practice Leader – Information Technology Intellix Solutions Inc. A seasoned leaderRead more…
Running a business can be a daunting task and if you want to make it successful, you have to put in the extra effort. But no matter how hardworking you are, sometimes it might be difficult to accomplish the goals you have set for yourself. So, you not only need to work hard but also you need to work smarter.
And running an efficient business starts with leading a productivity-optimized lifestyle.
1. Avoid Multitasking
Always focus on one task instead of trying to manage a lot of activities. When you are multitasking, your brain is running through a myriad of information, which slows down your level of concentration and productivity. Take one task at a time and make sure you complete each before you move on to the next one.
2. Move Out Of Your Comfort Zone
Expand your horizons and constantly upgrade your skills. If you keeping working in your comfort zone, you are never going to learn about new technologies or products. So, if you are running a business and if you have no idea how the IT department of your company works, you are clearly unaware about a lot of important functions. A great way
3. Ask For Advice
If you want to learn how to solve a particular problem and you know someone who has prior experience in that area, always try to approach them and discuss it. For example, it makes no sense to try and remove a computer virus all by yourself, when you have people trained in IT to advise you.
Don’t try to reinvent the wheel when there maybe a tried-and-tested solution available. Instead, use that time to accomplish other important tasks.
4. Find A Personal Secretary
Hire someone who has been professionally trained to work as an assistant. Since you are in charge of running the business, you shouldn’t waste your time at mundane activities, such as photocopying and filing paper, scheduling meetings, and taking care of paperwork. Getting the little things out of the way will reduce your workload significantly.
5. Make The Right Use Of Technology
There are loads of ways you can take advantage of even simple tech to be more efficient. For example, you might use a time tracking software or a basic employee management system to run your business better. Nowadays, many companies offer customized software that will cater to your needs. Using a software that clearly addresses your needs will help you manage your database, employees, and the organization more effectively.
If you admire Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates, remember that they started out small but eventually developed into successful entrepreneurs. This is large because they planned out their time and invested it in the more productive avenues available. So, if you want your business to flourish, make a few changes in your working style and you’ll pave your way to success.