How to Be More Productive at Your Small Business – Lisa Laporte

Lisa Laporte on increasing workplace productivity.

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For you to succeed in your small business investment, you should focus on revamping and boosting your productivity as much as possible. Your productivity is a function of multiple factors, including ensuring that you meaningfully utilize all of the resources at your disposal, such as time, capital, and workforce. Here are some tips on how to be more productive at your small business.

Proper time and task management

Time is the greatest resource that you can ever have. To ensure that you resourcefully utilize time, you should practice proper time management in the workplace where each task of the day is allocated sufficient time for completion. The idea behind time tracking is to ensure that you keep your productivity in check while also limiting instances of time wastage.

Motivating your employees

To ensure well-rounded productivity in your small business, you should endeavor to empower and motivate your employees accordingly. Some of the incentives that you can offer them to keep them motivated include performance-based incentives, salary increments, and bonuses. Recognizing their individual and collective performances motivates them to love their workplace duties.

Schedule some breaks

Much as you wish to be continually productive and committed to your workplace duties, you should slate some time for relaxing. Occasional breaks during the day help you restore your focus and energy, thereby giving you the strength and motivation required to end the day on a high note. Such a rest may be in the form of having a cup of coffee or even taking a walk outside the office.

Celebrate victories

Every milestone achieved in the workplace should be celebrated accordingly, both at a personal and a teamwork level. Such small victories and celebrations give you and everyone in the workplace the incentive and motivation to maintain the momentum and achieve the even bigger tasks ahead.

Emphasizing on quality and minimizing micromanagement

In a workplace environment with multiple workers, it is important to put emphasis on a given standard of quality as a policy requirement. This ensures that everyone in the workplace works with a common point of focus and reduces instances of fluctuation in output quality standards. Much as you wish to emphasize on quality, it is good to set limits when it comes to overseeing the operations of the workforce to avoid micromanagement, which can easily lead to poor productivity.

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