Do you ever find yourself distracted at work? Do you spot your employees staring off into the distance or scrolling mindlessly on their phones? If so, it’s time to implement a few time management techniques.
You know that time is money. Give the following three tips a try and teach yourself and your team some productivity-boosting time management skills.
Tip 1: Log your time
Before you can develop your time management skills, you need to identify the biggest time wasters in your workday. The best way to do this is to log your time. Use the timer on your phone or download a time tracking app and use it daily for a week or two. This will give you a clear picture of how you use your time.
Tip 2: Don’t try to multitask
What is time management? It’s a set of strategies you can use in your small business to get the most out of every hour.
With this definition in mind, it seems counterintuitive to avoid multitasking. Surely doing multiple things at once is the fastest way to get them done, right? Wrong. As you switch between tasks, it becomes extremely easy to lose focus. Instead, allocate enough time for each activity to complete it start to finish.
Tip 3: Don’t be afraid to delegate
One of the best ways to increase the number of productive hours in your day is to delegate tasks to suitable employees. Just be sure that you factor in training time. Your team should be skilled enough to complete delegated tasks to a high standard.
Give your small business the tools it needs to thrive
Time management strategies are vital tools for any small business owner. So, too, are cash flow management skills.
To learn more about securing financial assistance, get in touch with the friendly team at Cigno Business. We’d be happy to chat about your business’ needs and limitations.