With the back-to-school season in full swing, many business owners find themselves leaving behind vacations and relaxing getaways and getting ready to get back to it. This has many business owners feeling inspired to make updates and upgrades in their business. Here are a few tips to make sure your business is ready.
Who hasn’t had problems dealing with difficult people at work, or had to work in a negative environment at sometime in their career? Did it negatively affect your productivity, or your organization’s productivity? I know I had those problems, yet I survived and ultimately thrived in an environment for 30 years, where people have a hard time imagining a more negative work environment or more difficult people.
As the saying goes, there’s never enough time. But we all know that there is!! Good Time Management and Priority Setting skills put us in a position to know what is most important, right now, and to get that completed first and on time. So whether it is your goal to lose 10 pounds or to create a better relationship with an old friend or relative, or meeting your productivity objectives for the year, you need to be clear on those intentions and develop a plan for achievement.
We can all relate to email and productivity tools as one of the key functions required to do business. With all of the choices available, the initial task of deciding on a provider for these solutions can seem daunting. What features are you looking for? Is mobility a key part of your business? Will you be using multiple devices to access data? What are the various compliance features your business will require? These are the questions individuals starting a new company or wanting to expand their current business need to ask themselves before making a decision.
Get this – one study found that managers spend between 35% and 50% of their time in meetings, yet polled execs stated about 67% of meetings are unproductive. Why are so many meetings so awful? I’ve noticed a few common problems, with the core three being: multitasking, a lack of planning and a lack of follow through. Below is a framework on how to save time, while having more productive and enjoyable meetings.
From the housing market to grocery shopping, we know considering only one measure leads to incomplete decision-making. Smart shoppers weigh price per ounce, quantity, usage, and quality before dropping something into their cart. For my company’s recent “biggest loser” competition, we didn’t use the scale to dictate success. Instead, we looked at percentage of body fat lost and percentage of muscle gained. Indicators for a good economy are also multifaceted. Job creation gains grab headlines welcomed by tired readers in our slow recovery from the Great Recession both locally and nationally.
In our present digital age, businesses use technology to foster innovation, enhance productivity, and drive the bottom line. But across the United States teachers frequently are not afforded the opportunity to support the classroom learning of future entrepreneurs with technology that … well … fosters innovation and enhances productivity.