While the end-goal for most startups and corporations is the same, mainly to increase their revenue, business-owners today choose various routes to make it there. Some of them see it as a simple equation, cutting costs to increase their income, while others are eager to try every new tool out there to make it to the top. What most of them have in common, though, is their problem with thinking long-term about their business solutions.
Sometimes, the answer to increased productivity in the office is sitting right in front of you. Those skilled employees are able to take your company to new heights if you just allow them to do their work and provide them with the right amount of tools and guidance.
We’ll get you started with it today already, so that you can enjoy the sight of an office in-sync for the rest of the week.
First: Track their time
When you’d like to give their motivation a bit of a boost, it doesn’t help to tell them to work faster. It might, in fact, prove to be quite fruitless. Let a tech tool do the talking for you, and implement it to accurately track the amount of time your office spend on each task.
It’s not really to slam the report at their desk, though, but rather to understand where you will be able to save time – and in which areas you’re already quite effective.
While a lot of people feel quite confident in telling how much time they spend on each task, research has shown that only about seventeen percent are able to estimate the amount of time they spend accurately. Maybe you fall into this percentage – but the figures show that, most likely, you’re one of us and could use a bit of help.
Accept it and gain clarity – it’s good for business.
Next: Outsource or Software
For some reason, many money-savvy business owners seem to think that by using one of their current employees to take care of some of the more mundane tasks rather than outsourcing it, they’re able to save a lot of money.
Again, we’re back to the short-term thinking; you might spare yourself the sight of expenses every month to a third party, but you’re also robbing yourself of a skilled employee who could have focused on her actual job – and even an entire team that could have helped your business in many ways.
Consider implementing a comprehensive software to gather business intelligence and take care of your payroll, for example; embedded systems such as Izenda shows ad hoc reporting integrated with your workflow, and cloud-based HR systems can improve your employee’s engagement by giving them automated feedback.
The future is now, in other words, and you’d risk losing a lot by not taking advantage of it.
More often than not, business owners realize too late that saving time and money is not equal to taking advantage of their valuable employees. Give them room to take a few brain breaks, cut them some slack, and watch your office bloom into a happy and inspiring place to be.
Luckily, you can take advantage of these tech tools instead – they won’t mind it.