Do you ever stop to think about how you’re spending your time in your business each day? It’s important to spend your time wisely in order to see real growth and results. You should strive to make sure that you’re the owner and not an employee of your company. An owner is going to work on the business and not just in it.
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.
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:
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.