It is important to identify your least productive activities. In fact, it is as important as indentifying your most profitable ones.
Undoubtedly, some tasks are unavoidable. However, you can eliminate interrupting your work by scheduling them at say three times or four times a day.
This setting apart time for non-productive activities will have a beneficial impact on your productivity.
At every turn, businesses find that the challenges they prepared for are not the ones that face them in a rapidly digitizing marketplace. Here are 4 principles that can help make the challenges work for them:
Reduce complexity whenever and wherever possible. Make rules simple so that everyone can understand and follow.
2. Always keep the “customer” in mind
When everything else is fluctuating, it is critical to keep the focus on the customer —the very reason for a business to exist.
3. Empower everyone to take command
The speed of events means that at certain points in the process, everybody rises to the role of “leader.” Therefore, it is essential that everyone should be trained and given access to the right information at the right time.
4. Drive accountability to the metrics that matter
Make everyone understand the reason why their work is measured against a particular set of metrics and why it is important for success.
These principles if used correctly will help organizations adapt quickly, and continuously redefine success.