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In the business day, where are you wasting the most time?

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Sadly, the answer may well be in a lot more places than you would like. In fact, time wastage, which essentially translates to money wastage in the long term is a problem both for the individual in corporations, as well as the company-wide issue as well. Luckily, by identifying such issues and taking steps to rectify them you can minimize such waste, just read on to find out how.

Meetings

Urgh, meetings are the bane of most people lives! In fact, you can usually tell who actually wants to get on with their work and who doesn’t, all from how many meetings they like to hold. The latter folks being the one that would rather sit around and drink tea and eat cookies, rather than actually get on with anything constructive that will make your business money.

Luckily, meetings for all but a rare few, are often mostly unnecessary anyway. Do you really need a briefing each morning? Well, unless you are motivating your team and reiterating the goals that they need to meet each day, all of which will become a tad repetitive by Friday anyway, the answer is no. Even if you do need some sort of meeting, run them with strict time limits and as standing events. Then no one will be tempted to let things drag on unnecessarily because everyone will want to get back to their desk!

Training sessions

Training your staff is essential and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. However, it is also something that can drain a lot of time from productive and profitable work during the business day. Although, of course, you can’t just expect the new staff to jump in without showing them ropes!

Happily, there is a way that you can provide this to your employees as well as stop it eating into the business day. It’s by using a product like this ELMO Software which is a Learning Management System (LMS) that allows you to direct specific employees to particular courses course which you can adapt and alter from a provided library, or even create your own. What this means is that they will be free to work through the training material at their own pace, and even on their own time, so fewer people are caught up in this task in the office during the business day.

No breaks

You may be thinking that breaks are when employees are not working, so that mean they are bad, right? Well, no actually not at all. In fact, we all need breaks because as humans we cannot concentrate effectively and be productive for 7-9 hours at a time. It’s not in our nature. Therefore if we encourage a culture of skipping breaks, what we are actually doing is preventing the most productive output during the business day.

To that end, be sure to provide plenty of breaks for your workers during the day, as well as activities that will refresh them like yoga. Also providing places to go like picnic tables and a lunchroom can be helpful as they allow workers to get away from their screen, and then return refreshed and raring to go.

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