5 Ways To Increase Productivity Engaging Business Growth
Your online business or e-commerce store is all set – up and running, and you’re beginning to make some bucks. Congratulations! But, if you are hoping to milk out every bit of profit out from your business without putting in place the right strategies that will engage your customers, you aren’t ready for serious business.
Business growth and productivity is not an accident. Neither is it a mystery. It is the right application of the appropriate principles. Starting a new business is only a step to improving your income and financial stability. To consistently enhance your productivity and profit, there so much more that you could be doing with your business, staff and customer base than you’re probably doing right now.
Here are a few tips for you:
Review Your Current Structure – Productivity and Processes
Avoid assumptions. You should know for sure what works and what isn’t working. Ultimately, your goal is to eliminate or replace processes that are unnecessarily expensive or not as productive.
You, however, do not want to take on the entire task all at once, unless your business structures haven’t gotten so large, yet.
In addition, you should recognize the need to put in place methods or technologies that can help record time spent on specific tasks and functions. The saying that, “time is money, in business,” is so true. In the end, you do not want to lose money in the form of time mismanagement.
Increase Your Work Pace
Time are changing. We now live in a fast-paced, on-the-go world where everyone is in love with speedy deliveries. You need to start measuring, or put in place strategies that will reasonably raise your productivity goals. And an easy way to get this done is by taking good advantage of technology and automation.
So, irrespective of what your business is all about – sales or services, the need to increase the work pace in your order fulfillment, without compromising quality, cannot be emphasized. It is, in fact, very rewarding! As words would get around that your brand can be trusted to deliver on time. The results are often dramatically rewarding!
Avoid Procrastination – Manage Today’s Workload, Today!
Would you say that you are managing the workload, as it comes such that you attend to all your customers’ inquiries or ship all orders without delay? Or are you simply doing whatever you can, and carrying forward the rest to the next convenient time?
It’s sad to know that most businesses aren’t really working as hard to meet their customers’ expectations. They start out the day working against the clock, rather than towards fulfilling the day’s orders. This is a counter-productive approach!
Depending on the size of your business, you may want to consider incorporating basic technology tools such as monitors, digital counters and system displays to help keep track of your “to-dos” and “done” items within your active work hours.
Keeping Track of the Quality and Delivery of Your Goods or Services
One of the common errors often made by business owners as they begin to expand is that they seem to lose grip of the uniqueness that characterized their brand at the beginning. And before long, the number of unsatisfied customers starts rising.
What the heck! Customer is king in every business. If your product or service isn’t pleasing your customers, then your competitors would soon have them. And you may never have the same opportunity to get those customers back. Or you may have to work at least twice (or more) as hard to get them back.
However, keeping up with the quality of your products or services, and the mode of delivery would save you a lot of time and energy. Incorporating a constructive feedback system from your customers would help you give more attention to necessary areas that could boost your productivity and ROI in a very remarkable way.
Consolidating Your Efforts
This is, perhaps, the most important aspect of increasing your productivity and getting more from your input. Your ability to effectively manage both your human and material resources while constantly looking out for more effective ways to reduce overhead costs and improve your customers’ experience is key!
You must understand the fact that effective management of your resources is critical to boosting productivity and making your business more competitive.
GO GET SOMETHING DONE!
Although the list isn’t exhaustive. These 5 fundamental steps, when put to practice, will not only steer your workforce into greater efficiency, you will also find them to be very rewarding! Cheers!!
I’M WHITNEY KAY