Every business is constantly looking for a way to enhance productivity, but it’s not always easy to find strategies that lead to higher yields and more profitability. Even the most sound strategy may take time to get going, and sometimes what seems to be a well-laid plan doesn’t come together. This month, we thought we would provide four tips on how to boost organizational productivity without many headaches.
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Technology is such a great tool for productivity, but one thing that you need to comprehend is that it can't work miracles. At the end of the day, we are all still human; distractions creep in that technology cannot prevent. Some users struggle with staying focused, which leads to unproductive behaviors, all of which compounds to create wasted time and money. Listed below are some ways that your employees can overcome distractions in the workplace.
It is undeniable that businesses have increasingly been relying more on technology. The past year has been especially digital as millions of people were working remotely, many who required some type of technology support. Let's discuss how businesses like ours were able to provide comprehensive IT support to so many people while they worked from home.
Some people may say that operational efficiency and productivity are only measures of how well managers are able to manage. Make no mistake about it, productivity is critical to workers, too. When COVID-19 spurred lawmakers to create stay-at-home orders in March of 2020, the fear was that productivity would decrease so much that it would destroy society. This clearly didn’t happen, but there has been some ebb and flow of the productivity metrics since the beginning of the pandemic. Below is a look at productivity during COVID-19.
With so much work time being spent involving email, and Gmail holding a 33.7 percent market share, it shouldn't be a surprise that many companies wouldn’t mind it if a little less time were spent in Gmail. As it happens, rewriting similar emails over and over again, one of the most irritating expenditures of your time, can be eliminated by creating Gmail templates.
There are a lot of words that a business owner dread hearing. One of the worst has to be downtime; it signifies waste. Let's examine the effects of downtime and how to calculate the financial impact of a downtime event.
The holiday season is commonly known as a time off from work to spend with family, but for some, it’s the busiest time of the year. Let’s get to know one such individual for a moment, and what he’s learning can make his job, and his life, much, much easier.
Microsoft Word has lots of time-saving capabilities. For example, did you know that you can paste the same text across numerous documents? This makes it simple to replicate text without having to fix it each time, and to make changes everywhere the text appears all at once. Listed below is how to do so.
While email is an incredibly convenient tool, it can quickly become a time-drain if finding the right messages to read and respond to becomes an overbearing responsibility. Luckily, there is a simple solution to remedy this that, after spending some time learning about the full capabilities of your email platform, can once again make your email the convenient tool it is was designed to be.
The advancements in technology directly contributes to the amount of productivity a business sees. This is evident is in the way in which businesses utilize collaboration tools to move business forward. Below is a brief look at what exactly we mean by collaboration tools and how they benefit the businesses that use them.
You can make more money, but you can’t make more time. Making the most of your time at work isn’t necessarily easy. There are all kinds of unanticipated distractions that take up a lot of time, so you should know what works to help you get the most out of the time you do have. Listed below are three tips that will help you manage your time more effectively.
One thing that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us is that a worker's environment may not have as big of an effect on productivity as we once thought. However, many businesses that were forced to disperse their workforces as stay-at-home orders were put in place, have seen their overall productivity drop by about one percent, depending on who you ask, which considering all the variables is a win for any business that needed to go that route. Some employees are so much more productive than they are at the office that now that many businesses can reopen, there is a decision to be made. Discussed below is how imperative your productivity figures are to your business and how it may have an effect on your management style moving forward.
With so many tasks to be accomplished each day, it helps to have all the information required to complete these tasks. If a task has no context assigned to it or no insight into how to approach it, productivity and morale are going to suffer. To circumvent this, you need to properly task out your team’s goals. Listed below are some practices to help.
Businesses rely on their networks to successfully complete the tasks they need to accomplish; it's imperative that the networks you rely on are properly managed. Listed below are a few tips and best practices that can help you ensure that your network is being properly maintained.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, many businesses are maintaining their operations by enabling remote work. While we normally focus on how you should properly take care of your technology, we wanted to shift our focus momentarily to the people using this technology, and how they can do so more safely.
To do so, we have to consider ergonomics.
Business efficiency can be helped by putting a concrete process in place, which is why it feels natural to develop one in the workplace. Naturally, these processes should also come into play when working remotely. What makes a routine so advantageous, and how you can develop one to optimize your success?
If they are doing their job well, a business’ decision makers are always looking for methods to enhance efficiency. For years, businesses were looking to their human resources to improve, but modern technology can now fill in the gaps more effectively. A culture of automation is proving to be a powerful strategy for all kinds of tasks.
While there are gimmicks when it comes to technology in the small business (USB-powered staplers for example), there are many devices and technologies that have far more utility, although they may not seem to be applicable to all industries. One example would be the digital signage solutions that have risen in popularity. While they may seem to have limited uses outside of retail, there are plenty of ways to utilize them to your advantage.
A lot of companies need to deal with many vendors in order to keep their doors open - enough that, at times, it might seem that the most time and energy is spent juggling these vendors. However, that doesn’t have to be the case, at least where your technology solutions are concerned.
Technology has become so mainstream in the office environment that work can be done from just about anywhere on any device. This has led to many businesses implementing a remote workforce, at least some of the time. There are actually several advantages to remote work, even for the employer.