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5 Ways To Improve Efficiency In Your Business

Photo Under Creative Commons License: ThinkPanama

Photo Under Creative Commons License: ThinkPanama

Efficiency is extremely important in any business – you don’t want to be wasting time on simple tasks, and you also want to be able to have time left over to brainstorm new ideas and strategies. However, efficiency is a team effort, and you need everyone in your business to be as efficient as possible to see a significant impact, not just one or two people. If you think your business could be a little more efficient, here are some ways you may be able to make that happen.

1. Update Your Technology

Make sure all your technological hardware and software is up to date. If your computers are lagging or getting old, get them replaced. New software will usually also have better functionality, and some of these will make a world of difference, depending on what kind of industry you are in. For example, if you have a lot of stock lying around, you may want to invest in stock inventory management software such as Fishbowl to increase the efficiency of your business.

2. Clear Communication

Clear lines of communication are important for efficiency in the workplace. This means people know what they are doing and are also not afraid to ask for assistance or advice when needed. Open communication will also ensure the right messages are getting to the right people, and that employees are not getting a variety of directives from different managers.

3. Set Goals

Your employees will be more efficient if they are given goals or targets to meet by the end of the day or week. They will be more on task because they know what they are supposed to do and they have a direction in which to go.

4. Online Services

There are a number of online services you can use to not only increase efficiency but to also cut costs. VoIP, for example, is a popular alternative to installing set landlines and allows you or your employees to take calls even when you are out of the office. Cloud storage services are also a great way to make sure everyone can access documents at all times, meaning that employees can catch up on work no matter where they are.

5. Ergonomics

Ergonomics may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think about efficiency, but it can have a significant impact. Uncomfortable chairs and desks can be a barrier to productivity and efficiency, as these are a physical barrier to getting work done. Invest in some comfortable chairs and maybe even some adjustable desks, so employees can stand or sit while they work.

Efficiency is key to running a business, and these are just some strategies you can implement in order to boost this in the workplace. Remember that every business has its own nuances, so what works for another business may not necessarily work for yours.

Do you run a business? How do you make sure it is as efficient as possible? Have you found some strategies to work better than others? If so, which ones? Leave your advice and experiences in the comments section below.

Double your SALES AGAIN!

If you forgot, I recently blogged about how you can double your sales… by working 120 hours/week. Once you’ve given that an honest go, you’ll want to give the reverse an equal effort – work LESS than 30 hours/week.

That’s right – Work ONLY 30 hours/week.

For most entrepreneurs that less than 50% of the time they spend working.

What do you think will happen?

First, you’ll have to pick WHAT to work on that is your HIGHEST AND BEST USE.

Second, you’ll have to PLAN AHEAD a lot more otherwise your business is going to go bust.

Third, you’ll have to delegate a HELLUVA lot more!

Fourth, you’ll have to find something to do for those 30+ hours/week you’re not working!

Try it for a week and see what happens. You’ll be shocked by the lessons learned!

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Double Your Sales THIS MONTH

Want to know how to DOUBLE YOUR SALES THIS MONTH?

Work 120 hours/week ALL MONTH LONG. That’s right, you read correctly – work 120 hours/week ALL MONTH LONG and see what happens.

I speak from experience – that’s what I did (20+ years ago) and it was the SINGLE BEST INVESTMENT I EVER MADE.

Let me tell you what happens.

First, you’ll get though ALL your to do lists and will feel like a friggin’ hero.

Second, you’ll get to stuff that has been holding you back for weeks, months maybe even years.

Third, you’ll start to produce results you’ve never seen before BECAUSE you’re working 3 times more than anyone else or TWICE as much as someone putting in 60 hours/week.

Yeah, yeah I can hear you all the way over here…

“Life is to be lived – not to be worked.”

That is such a lame excuse and great REASON not to produce RESULTS.

BECAUSE what you don’t yet know (unless you’ve done it) is that at 120 hours/week, you get into a HYPER ZONE OF ACTIVITY THAT CAN’T BE EXPERIENCED ANY OTHER WAY.

I’ll give you a metaphor that will prove it to you – Have you ever driven 100 km/hr and then all of a sudden reduce your speed to 50 Km/hr and felt as though you could walk faster?

That is called perceptual contrast.

It’s the same thing with the 120 hours/week. 60 Hours/week is NOT ENOUGH CONTRAST – you have to go WELL BEYOND YOUR CURRENT LIMITS to LEARN the DISTINCTIONS OF SUCCESS.

Give it some thought – it’s NOT a lifestyle recommendation – it’s a TEMPORARY SUGGESTION.

Let me know if your ‘man or woman enough’ to give it a go.

Onward and upward!
Dr Marc Dussault

Australia’s #1 Exponential Growth Strategist

P.S.

What you are going to learn – IF YOU DO THIS, is where your time is wasted and how you can become MORE efficient and effective with your time. Your brain (and body) is going to get tired and will star to find EASIER, FASTER ways to get the SAME or MORE amount of work done WITHOUT compromising RESULTS.

The sports analogy is simple – I’ve been training/playing squash 2 hours/day for the last 2 weeks. Today, My partner had to leave ‘early’ and we only played for 1 hour. At the end of the hour, we both realised that it was the ‘easiest’ 1-hour of squash we have played in a long time.

Perceptual contrast – it’s massively powerful. Give it a go and post your comments on this blog – I’ll give you personal insights and suggestions offline if you do!