Category Archives for Productivity

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Your 20 Minute Time Management Hack

Your 20 Minute Time Management Hack You cannot control time, but you can learn the discipline of time management. So, how to manage time? Ask anyone in a highly pressurized work environment what they need to increase personal productivity and the answer will invariably be the same: More time. Time is one of the most […]

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The Best Small Business Tools For 2017

The Best Small Business Tools for 2017 Whether you are starting up a business or already are running a business, there are an unlimited amount of small business tools out there for you to use. If you are looking to create growth in sales or innovation, increase your profits, or retain customers there are tons […]

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Effective Time Management Strategies for Entrepreneurs

Effective Time Management Strategies for Entrepreneurs As an entrepreneur, you know that there is never enough time in the day to do everything you want to get done. It may seem like your “To Do” list is ever-growing and that your “Done” list is extremely smaller than you thought it was earlier in the day. […]

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3 Hacks For Improved Productivity

Streamlining our productivity in business is critical. Quite simply, the longer something takes (whether that is service delivery or product creation) the more it costs. By shortening the timeline for producing an offering, there are cost savings in the labour component and other overheads. This is especially important for what is viewed as commodity type […]

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Measuring Productivity In Manufacturing – An Example

Measuring Productivity In Manufacturing   “Peter M.” runs a small manufacturing business in Melbourne’s North East. He has 8 production staff, a production manager, a receptionist, product design technician, two salesmen  and himself. He wants to measure the productivity of the production staff. The example presented here assumes all production staff are working on producing […]

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The Benefits Of Empowered Employees

The Benefits Of Empowered Employees If you are running a business and finding that you haven’t got time to scratch yourself each day, it’s time to review how you manage your resources. One of the reasons you are constantly interrupted by staff or have to constantly firefight issues may be your own  need to control […]

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4 Opportunities To Improve Productivity

4 Opportunities To Improve Productivity A big part of running a successful business is how well you manage your resources and how you effectively deliver your services and products. When I speak of productivity I talk not so much about efficiency as effective use of resources. There are many opportunities day to day in which […]

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Measuring Productivity Can Lead To Bigger Profits

Measuring Productivity I won’t mince words here. You need to monitor and measure your productivity both personal, and employee, as it has a huge impact on how your business performs. Whether you’re a one-person business or have 100 employees, understanding productivity and its impact on the bottom line is critical. Of course the difference between […]

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Imperfect Action Versus Perfect Inaction

When running a business there are myriad tasks and responsibilities vying for your attention. Here’s just three for example: Should I do the books or update my website? Will I write and article or make a video? Do I develop a new service or product or stay with what I have now? What tends to […]

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Manage Your Time Or It Will Cost You!

This is a case study based on an actual client. The names have been changed to protect the innocent. Claire ran a busy web design business that employed two staff and operated out of a small office in a regional town. Although her revenue appeared healthy, there seemed to be little, if any, profit being […]

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