There’s no way to properly calculate how much revenue is lost just through lack of productivity, but needless to say: it is substantial. If you’re able to keep your staff focused and on point, then who knows what dizzying heights you could reach? Alas, procrastination and other niggling tasks that needs to be taken cared of can often hinder us just as we think we’re about to finally get going and achieve something special. The good news is that you don’t have to battle through your lack of productivity – or that of your team – alone, as there are plenty of software options available to help you move right at the pace you want to be moving forward.
Carry a stopwatch around with you for a week and start running it every time you’re standing around – wasting time – trying to delegate tasks to your workers. By the end of the week, you’ll see that you’ll have lost hours, holding up play just because people don’t know what they’re doing – and it’s not as if they will be hitting the ground running as soon as the meeting is over. Instead, you can make use of the task management programs that enable you to easily assign tasks to individuals and also get updates along the way. This saves time in more ways than one, for example if the worker is working late or early or away from the office, they’re still able to see the tasks they’ve been given to work on, and you get to see just how they’re progressing.
Outsource to Software Specialists
Integrating new software into your firm is a good way to streamline your business activities and allow things to move at a quicker pace, but what will really help is if you can integrate your software into your company while also working with the people who develop the software to get the best results. By doing this, you don’t just get access to the software; you also have access to the people who know it best and can get the most out of it. One business owner who implemented physical therapy documentation software into their practice notes how ‘my staff productivity [improved] by over 30%’. If you can close to even half of that, the revenue increases will be significant.
The Internet is Your Friend
There’s more software that allows workers to work remotely than ever before. While some companies look at the trend of working away from the office with a cynical eye, the results are quite impressive: productivity is up, even if they’re actually working less hours than they would if they were in the office. Companies who look to the future should implement the software that allows remote working (there’s plenty to work with) and trust the workers and online world to make it work. When so much else of your business is dependent on technology, it seems a no brainer to use it to allow workers to work wherever they feel most comfortable and able to be productive.