Thought of the Day: June 4, 2018 – Balance Your Business
Do you find it hard to balance your business, work, family, clients and all your social events?
What would your life look like if you could get back at least one hour of your day to do things you want to do not have to do?
But where will this hour come from if you are already so busy at work? It can come from finding ways to be more productive and wasting less time.
For the business owner the competitive landscape, the people, the technology and products and services can change over time. It is important to know what is changing and how that change will affect your business. With this knowledge you can stay ahead of any unforeseen issues.
You want to minimize the changes your business will be blindsided. If it is, this will cause everyone to lose balance at your company.
What does balance look like for you? Can you change your schedule so you can create a better work balance? What challenges will you face in reaching a balance work day?
I am a firm believer that owners and managers can make small changes to create big changes in work flow and company growth. Finding balance is like changing your car’s oil. If you do, the better it will work with less issues in the long run.
At work instead of having so many meetings, why not have one member of the team present at the meeting. Then this information can be told to the smaller group within each department. You can also pass along the meeting minutes to keep the team informed.
For a business to grow each department needs to ensure its success. I believe for the business to succeed as a whole, each department needs to work together. This can provide balance in the business as the team work as one unit not separate departments.
Working for many companies over the years, I have learnt that it is important for managers to help employees find a work life balance. It is also important to help find a balance between work and having fun at work.
Many employees go to work and think it’s to have a good time and only work to about 60-70% of the time they are there. The truth is much of your employees time is spent on social media, talking to co-workers or finding others ways to not be a productive part of the team effort. Most people are busy being average.
If employees are doing their job, going over and above, getting results and exceeding targets you should reward them. But they need an incentive to start.
As an employee I have always found balance at work by ensuring my workspace was clean and neat. I am able to find files faster and my work area looks professional. A clean desk can mean the boss will look to you when it’s time to find someone for those special projects. And that can mean a promotion in the future.
With employees taking on larger workloads it can be hard to find a balance between work that needs to be completed and time to do the work. Completed urgent work and look at what can wait. If you have the option, delegate the work to others on the team.
Balance your business means to take breaks when needed. Take time for a coffee and don’t forget about lunch. Get away from your computer, desk, files and even your clients. This can help rejuvenate your mind, so you can get more work done and even close more sales when you get back to your desk.
At work there is always a need to balance workload, your family life, your health and other employees that come to your desk to talk and waste your time.
It is not always easy to leave family problems at home. Sometimes we do bring them to work. When you do seek professional help. Don’t dwelling on your problems all day and all night without finding a solution in the end.
If you sit in a chair all day long you can find yourself snacking. To stop this get up and be active.
When other employees want to talk, you have two choices. You can entertain them or you can choose not to.
If you find yourself talking to the same person day in and day out you might need to re-evaluate your workload. You man notice that you are always behind and stressed out.
Invite the person who likes to talk to come on walks over lunch, this way you get in your daily walk and you can talk.
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