Fri 6 Jun 2008
5 Ways to Have a Productive Day in Your Small Business
Just putting in more than 10 to 12 hours everyday does not mean much if you are still unable to clear the backlog of your pending work.
Here are 5 tips to have a productive day in your small business:
1. Make a List of All the Overdue Things to Be Done
Make a list of all the pending and overdue items to be done first and devote a particular time of the day to do them.
It doesn’t matter if you have a fixed time to do them or not. But you should devote some time to take care of overdue work bit by bit everyday.
2. Organize Your Work in Different Folders
You should prioritize your work and put each item in different folders according to their priority level. Do not ignore work that is lower in your priority list.
You can also use an electronic organizer with an alarm system to remind you of your pending work and when it should be done.
3. Concentrate on the Job at Hand
Concentrate on the work at hand and do not leave it half-completed to start another project. This will lead to many half-completed jobs.
Complete all pending jobs within a fixed time period.
4. Learn To Delegate
You can offload some of your work to your staff.
However, you will definitely have to learn to monitor your employees on a regular basis - otherwise you will end up with even more confusion on your hands.
5. Keep Your Office Neat and Organized
You should keep your office neat and organized with an efficient office filing system. This will save a lot of time which otherwise would have been spent in searching for misplaced records and other items.
Use the above 5 tips to increase your productivity every day - and create a little spare time for you to relax and enjoy running your business.