How Can I Be More Productive In My Business?
Am I Productive Enough?
When it comes to being productive and staying on task, there’re a lot of things that can get you off track. Whether it’s dealing with a needy team of freelancers and admins or getting overwhelmed by a major project, there’s always something that can get in the way.
In this post, we’re going to show you how you can stay productive while dealing with teams and methods of breaking up big projects into smaller, more manageable pieces.
Let’s start by taking a big picture view of your most current project. Think about the ultimate goal you’d like to achieve and the steps you’d need to take to get there.
Breaking things up into steps gives you a roadmap to follow making the overall execution of the task a lot more likely. When things are broken up, you’re able to assign tasks to people on your team who are best suited for them.
Often times, business owners don’t get as much done due to paralysis by analysis – spending too much time thinking about the project rather than doing the project. A good way to overcome this and make sure the work actually gets done is by breaking the big project up into smaller pieces.
With a big project now split into smaller pieces, it’s much easier to hold members of your team accountable for getting certain things done
A common example business owners have to consider is branding. If you’re not a brand expert, redesigning the brand of your business could be overwhelming
When you’re working on your branding, you’re typically updating your graphics, logo, content, messaging, tone, website and much more. The best approach is to consider all parts of your branding project as individual tasks and delegate them to the right person.
Your role is to be a visionary and project manager, not a full on executor. Leave that to your professionals and focus on what you’re good at
Keeping those tips in mind should make you more productive as you grow your business.
Another thing to keep in mind as your delegate tasks to your team is making sure that your team is able to communicate easily amongst itself.
You should not have to be contacted each and every time the graphic designer needs to discuss something with the copywriter. Having to take part in all of your team’s internal communication will drain your time and ultimately lower your productivity. Utilize tools like Slack to keep team communication quick and succinct.
Now that you understand how to dissect big projects into manageable pieces, and manage your team that’s working on it, it’s time for our final tool for increasing productivity while growing your business.
Distractions are a part of life and the sooner you learn to deal with them, the more productive you’ll be able to be in your business.
Build time to answer emails, surf the web and take phone calls that you otherwise might not. When running a business there will always be someone or something requiring your attention. You cannot avoid these distractions but learning how to plan for and embrace them will allow you to make the most of your structured time.
Remember, being productive while doing all your business asks of you is not easy. Learning how to break your project up into smaller pieces, delegating it to your team and planning for distractions will help you maximize your time and minimize your effort.
If you’re looking to further maximize your time and minimize your effort, considering adding some professional project management to your business along with a skilled team to delegate those tasks to. My Clone Solution is equipped with a full team of VAs and professionals ready to free up your time by doing the things in your business that you’d rather not.
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