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Work Smarter, Not Harder

It does not matter what sort of career you have, what you do on a day-to-day business, or what sort of company you are involved in, we should always be looking to achieve more. However, when it comes to looking for different ways to take our business or our efforts to the next level, we simply assume we need to put in more hours and do more. Instead of this, we should be looking to work smarter. How can we approve our processes so that we achieve more within this set period of time? Read on to discover some of the best ways to start working smarter rather than working harder.

  • Tighten up meetings – There is only one place to begin, and this is with meetings. After all, when it comes to time wasted, meetings are right up there are most businesses. Instead, make sure your meetings have a desired outcome and limit them to 30 minutes.
  • Speed up your tech – Is your tech slowing you down? If so, you need to look for different ways to speed it up. Using fibre optic broadband is a good place to start. You also need to make sure that all the computers and other devices you use are up-to-date and operating efficiently.
  • Learn to prioritise and delegate with greater effectiveness – The first thing you need to do is make sure you delegate the tasks you should not be doing. If there is something on your desk that could easily be handled by someone else, get them to do it. When it comes to tasks you have to do, make sure they are prioritised in order of importance. If there is something that can be done in less than half an hour, do it now.
  • Hire people that are more intelligent than you – The next step to work smarter at your business is to take on employees who are more intelligent than you in the certain elements of your business that you need to focus on.
  • Build processes for you and the rest of the team to follow – If you do not have concise and clear processes in place, you are most definitely not working as smart as you could be. In fact, your employers and employees will find that they are just running around in circles.
  • Automate tedious work using technology – The final piece of the puzzle when it comes to working smarter and not harder is to utilise technology to streamline or automate any tedious work. Nowadays, there is a tech platform for virtually every element of running a business, from employee management and client interaction scheduling to sales and project management. Make the most of this.

 

As you can see, there are lots of different ways that you can work smarter rather than working harder. If you follow the tips that have been presented above, you should notice a considerable difference when it comes to the efficiency and success of your business. Good luck!