The first impediment usually is a disorganized office. The first advice then: Organize yourself!
And when we talk about organization we include not only the missing papers, or the sticky-notes that are flying everywhere. Organization includes: our daily activities, documents, goals, objectives, plans, our financial statements, debts. The first step in fixing a problem is to recognize it, and if we do not find what we are looking for, or do not know how much money they owe us, or what we owe to the creditors, we cannot take corrective measures to help us overcome this problem.
A good idea is to create:
- List of activities / tasks that must be completed on the day.
- Calendars that allow us to work with deadlines.
- File systems where we can easily find the documents we are looking for.
- Updated financial statements that we can make sense of
- Cash flows that help us understand our inputs and outputs to plan collections and payments.
- Work plans and goals, which allow us to work with a priority plan.
As I said, there is no single model and every business is a world, but these basic rules will allow us to work with more productivity, and we can have control of the decisions we must take to make our businesses successful.
On following weeks we’ll keep giving you tips to create better business and help you pave your road to success.
What advice do you have that can help us to organize ourselves better? What techniques do you use to improve your productivity?