Do you find that your productivity has recently decreased, or that there simply isn’t enough time in the day? As communication methods continue to evolve, and your Toronto business expands to a global clientele—it has never been more difficult to manage time. The tips below will help you to make the most of your workday, without sacrificing balance in your personal schedule.
Make A List And Tackle Your Largest Project First
Keep an electronic to-do list that, if needed, can be shared with your colleagues. Start each day out by chipping away at your largest project, or at the project you like the least—that way you get the hard part out of the way. Check your email and voice mail first thing each day to see if you need to add, remove, or update your list in any way.
Delegate Or Outsource Tasks That Don’t Require Your Expertise
Just because you can do something doesn’t mean that you should. Make a list of your weekly and monthly tasks to identify recurring tasks that can be delegated or outsourced. For example, your intern or assistant can be the one to input the data required for you to analyze your weekly PNL. When it comes to outsourcing, take the items off your plate that someone with a specialized skill set can perform for you—often with a greater ROI. For example, outsource your social media optimization to a Toronto-based SEO company.
Schedule Distraction-Free Blocks Of Time
Multitasking in our electronically driven world is harder than ever. The constant electronic distractions can make it challenging to focus on the task at hand. While it might seem as though you are getting more done by responding instantly to all emails, and taking all incoming calls, you are likely to be 25% more productive if you can schedule some distraction-free blocks of time each day. Aim for at least two 1-hour blocks each day, or one 2-hour block of time.
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Here’s to your increased productivity!