We all want to work fewer hours don’t we? As the boss of a growing company it can be hard to find enough hours in the day to complete all the tasks at hand, let alone have enough time to go home and spend quality and relaxing time with the family and occasionally friends.
Clear Daily Schedules – It’s important not to get bogged down with wider milestones and targets. Knowing that a meeting is coming up a week Thursday is important, but it doesn’t have to engage your brain today. Start each day with a completely new schedule; and make sure it’s a realistic list of tasks that can be completed today and won’t just be added to tomorrow’s list and stresses.
Get Rid of Easy Tasks – If a new task falls into your lap it is so easy to just put it to the bottom of the pile to come back to later. Quite often you’ll find that many tasks will take you under 5 minutes to complete, and you should always think about it briefly as it arrives at your desk and if you think it can be achieved quickly, get it done! This is much more productive and proactive than seeing a pile of tasks grow and grow.
Be Productive When Quiet – In an office environment there are distractions everywhere. As the boss of a company you could utilise time either at the beginning or end of a day when there are fewer distractions. It only has to be half hour here and there, but this time can help greatly to reduce the workload and stresses that can begin to grow, and end up adding much more time to your schedule in the long-term.
Get Help Where Needed – This is crucial to cutting out wasted time. There are some tasks that you just aren’t suited to and by getting help from external sources you can make the whole company much more productive and allow yourself some breathing space with fewer hours to work. A virtual assistant, such as the KeePoint service, can help you to perform all the administrative and PA tasks that take up so much of your time. You can focus on the tasks you are good at and use the rest of the time to finish early, or relax a little.
Keepoint provides much needed virtual assistance to those business owners who are looking to create some ‘me time’. Contact our team today to discuss how our services can help you reduce your workload and working hours, whilst maximising your effectiveness and company productivity