Improving Business Productivity – Part 4

In our previous articles we looked at how email, meetings and workstations can hinder a business’s productivity and how to alleviate those hindrances. Technology is a forever changing landscape. With new technology being introduced what seems like every couple of months, adaptation and education are key in keeping up with the world of business. We cannot forget that it is the people who use this technology that are the most important part of improving business productivity. If you are just tuning in, here are the links to the previous sections in this small series to help improve business productivity. The following are a few excerpts from the previous articles. The links to the full article are just below.

Improving Business Productivity 1 – Email

We have all heard the saying “Time is money” in one way or another. There is a great deal of money being lost or wasted every month in businesses world-wide. Even 10 minutes of unproductive time can cost your company thousands of dollars a month.

Now let’s do a little math to see what we are dealing with. Say we are a company with 50 employees, and each employee costs us $27 hour (this includes wage, hard costs to keep that employee, etc.). Now let’s divide that $27 by 60. That works out to be $0.45 per minute. Then we take that and multiply it by the number of minutes (in this case 10 minutes), that equals $4.50 a day. Let’s take that $4.50 and multiply that by the number of employees (50). That now equals $225 a day, now multiply that by 30 days in a month and now that equals $6,750 a month.

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Improving Business Productivity 2 – Meetings

In my last article I showed you how something as simple as changing the way you are checking your email can gain your company back thousands of dollars. Click here to read part 1. In this article we will take a look at another activity that is necessary and can be very productive, but also has the potential to be very counterproductive.

Meetings can be an awesome way for a team to get on the same page, but this can also be a big time waster as well. Having the whole department go to a meeting when only a few people actually have to go can take productivity away from not only the people that don’t have to be there but also from the people that do.

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Improving Business Productivity 3 – Workstations

Making sure your computer is running at its best can help save a lot of time and therefore money. How many times have you clicked on an application and it takes a few minutes before it loads up? Chances are your workstation is running applications in the background causing your workstation to slow down. Giving a call or email to your IT department could help with those kinds of issues and a whole lot more.

As technology grows faster and faster, so do businesses. As businesses grow so does the demand for time and communication. Balancing both is a key to having a successful business. Today we are going to look at a few Do’s and Don’ts that can help you with keeping your workstation running at its best.

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