No matter how we choose to slice it, time is money, and it likely always will be. While perhaps this is a relatively new invention given to us by the dawn of the industrial era, it’s still important to note that from here on out, almost all of our corporate or business efforts will be guided, lifted and oppressed by time. This can be a good and a bad thing depending on how you look at things. Time allotments can keep us sharp, and enable us to make the careful, considered decisions with a greater sense of pace and priority.
However, it can also cause us inconvenience, and it means that perfecting the productivity of each day is a noble goal to consider. If you want to improve efficiency, removing the daily working inconvenience you or your staff have to deal with can be key. We have some advice to help you along that path, advice that may boost your productivity to no small degree:
Workflow Convenience & Setup
Workflow is everything when trying to remove inconvenience from your life. For instance, think about the time you would save if you didn’t need to defrost your car each morning during your winter commute. Odds are you’d save up free hours over the frozen season, giving you more time to lie in bed or meditate to get ready for the day.
Time is valuable, and so we must put into practice systemized methods of saving our workflow from the drudgery we usually go through. This is where excellent managed IT services and moreover digital asset management can be so profoundly important. Not only does it offer us a chance to ensure our assets are carefully stored and secured, but that they can be accessed at the drop of a hat by those needing templates for document creation, to use an example.
When you have everything at your fingertips rather than worrying about storage drives, remote work possibilities or how to collaborate carefully and quickly with other team members, you automatically have the entire digital value of your company at your fingertips. Think of this as being able to defrost your vehicle with a click of the fingers each morning. For a team otherwise laboring under inefficient digital asset solutions, the difference can be that dramatic and profound.
Needless Meetings & Briefing Potential
It’s important to avoid needless meetings. This may sound like a simple thing to adopt, and quite easy to, but you’d be surprised just how hard this can be to implement. After all, briefings can be a great place for department heads to gather and discuss their output, or it can be a great means in which to brief everyone around emergency or seasonal events that may need attending to. However, it’s worth assessing if your daily morning meetings are actually valuable or if the proper notes can be condensed and then applied in a quick speech each morning, or in a trackable email, or in a more comprehensive communication approach.
Needless meetings can truly waste the time of your staff each day, and can also take the wind out of their sales. Don’t be afraid to limit them or to find alternative measures in getting the point across. Even if you save one meeting a month through this measure, you may be able to avoid inconvenience and instead gather more technologically feasible ways of group communication, such as installing long-needed VoIP systems for your best conference call potential.
Streamlining the security of your firm can also help staff pay almost no mind to it outside of best practice. For instance, biometric logins on their remote work devices can help them log into their user profiles with ease, and this may also give you the chance to routinely updated the password of said profiles without much in the way of worry or inconvenience for your staff.
Additionally, VPN packages that allow for immediate and easy saving of your port connections can allow staff logging in the opportunity to adhere to safety regulations without having to spend ten minutes each morning trying to access their modules or submit work in the best sense. If you run an easy, limited outfit or are a sole trader you can still save time by applying these solutions, and so it’s worth managing and considering their value as well as you can.
With this advice, you’re certain to improve efficiency in the best possible sense.