Email is essential for most of us. It’s how we send and receive important communications to our team, colleagues, and clients. However, it can also be a huge hindrance to our productivity. Even so, we need it to operate in the business world. With that said, we have to spend time on the necessary emails, but we usually also receive a lot of unnecessary emails that we don’t need, and you can spend hours going through your inbox determining which is which.
Saving time is paramount when running your company. You should automate as much as you can to help you accomplish things that you do on a regular basis. All documents, emails, presentation slides, etc. can have templates made for ease of updating. There are a few benefits to utilizing templates.
Staying organized while you’re working is very important. Disorganization doesn’t lead to productivity and being productive in your business is paramount to growing it. There’s a lot of stuff out there about how to be more productive. One simple thing that I have found that’s helpful is to create a to-do list.
Have you ever thought about what you’re paying yourself to work for yourself? Sounds crazy, right? But, you do cost yourself money. As a business owner, your time is of value. Do you know what your time is worth? Do you know your hourly rate? If you don’t know the answer to these questions, it’s important that you find the answers.
So, you know that you need to delegate, but where do you start? It’s one thing to know that you need help, but knowing where to start can present another dilemma. However, it’s wise to have a plan of action, because having a plan increases your chances of success. Here are three things that you can do to help you get off to a great start of knowing what to delegate.
Most entrepreneurs don’t know when the time is right to delegate. The reason being is that people want to make sure that when they do it, they have enough to hand off to someone. They don’t want to start the process of delegating and then not be able to keep the person busy. So, I’m often asked, “How do I know when it’s time for me to delegate?”
Are you scrambling each time you need to onboard a new team member? Do you find it challenging and time-consuming to get them up to speed on their newly assigned tasks and projects? If so, you should strongly consider having written procedures to help alleviate your onboarding challenge. Documenting your procedures can help improve your business in a number of ways:
Time blocking is a great way to become more productive. Time blocking is when you block off a set amount of time on your calendar to do a specific task or project; it really works well if you discipline yourself to do it.
As a business owner, you can wear many hats in your company. It’s easy to find yourself staying super busy doing a lot of things, but are you really accomplishing what you want to achieve each day?
Most of the clients who come to us know that they need support but usually aren’t sure where to begin. It’s important that you start with a plan that consists of what, how, and when you will delegate to your executive assistant.