Do you want to know what one of the big things that causes issues for bosses is? It’s a very simple word, and it’s one that I’m sure you use very often – it’s the word ‘no’. It’s just a very small word, but it can have a big impact on a business. So, it’s very much worth trying to change all your ‘no’s into ‘yes’. When you do try and say ‘yes’ more than ‘no’ you will find that more opportunities open up to you, and these can help you grow and develop your company.
So, ready to learn to say ‘yes’? Here are some opportunities and questions you need to stop saying ‘no’ to quite so quickly.
‘Can I Work Flexible Hours?’
When you are recruiting new members of staff, you might find that you are frequently asked if the company offers flexible working hours. You might even get asked this question by some employees who have been working for you for some time! It’s a good idea to embrace flexible hours rather than just blocking it without considering it. It can greatly improve the working day for your workers, as they can work at hours that suit them better. This is a big deal with parents and employees who have many commitments outside of work. Once your employees are happier with their hours, you will find that they start to become a lot more productive!
‘Should We Outsource This?’
Even in this modern day and age, in which so many people are turning to remote workers and freelancers, there are still some entrepreneurs and business owners out there that are reluctant to outsource some of their tasks. However, outsourcing can be hugely beneficial to your company – if you’ve previously said ‘no’ to it, it’s time to change that to a ‘yes’! Many new companies like to pass their finances onto a bookkeeping company until they are more established and can afford to hire a full in-house accounting department. It’s also a good idea to outsource recruitment and marketing, so that your time isn’t taken up by these processes.
‘Is This Failing?’
Even experts fail at some projects and jobs some of the time. It’s perfectly natural – after all, we’re only human! So, it’s important that you do admit when something you have been working on is failing. If you don’t, you will only be wasting your precious time and effort on this pointless exercise. So, the next time someone asks you if something is failing, it’s necessary to own up and say that it is. That way, you will know that it’s time for you to walk away and move onto a different project that will, hopefully, become a much bigger success!
Hopefully, this blog will have spurred you on to be a bit more positive in your working life. And you will certainly notice the great benefits of saying ‘yes’ once you start doing so. In fact, you might never want to say ‘no’ ever again!