When you run a business, you wear a lot of different hats. You’re in charge of the day-to-day operations, the long-term strategies and everything in between. With so many things on your plate, getting everything done may seem daunting, but with the right strategies, you can tackle every task on your to-do list.
If you want to be a successful entrepreneur (or successful at anything) you have to know how to get stuff done.
Here are a few tips to increase productivity:
7. Write everything down.
It is very advisable to map out and write all your tasks down. If you write your daily goals list on paper, you’re more than likely to complete that list by the end of the day. If you concentrate on completing tasks and checking them off, you will make way more progress than just simply going by memory.
8. Empower your employees.
When your employees feel like they are all equal parts of the team it improves company morale as well as productivity. You shouldn’t have to micromanage them — if there are situations that require you to micromanage your team then you obviously made some wrong hiring decisions.
9. Be honest about your time.
“Underpromise and overdeliver” is age-old business advice, but it may not be worth the effort. According to a recent study, people tend to value promises that are exceeded about as much as they value promises that are simply kept.
Being honest about the time that you have to do quality work for my stakeholders is really important as it enables you to foster deep relationships built on trust and relieves personal pressure (research shows that feeling control over one’s schedule reduces mental fatigue).