Speed is everything in the business world. It doesn’t matter what particular industry you are in, if you’re slow to communicate, order or do business with, there’s a fairly big chance that your customers will go to your competition the next time they need something completed on time!
Therefore it’s important that every inch of the business is looked at and improved to the point where it’s as fast and efficient as possible.
If you’re a manager of a business or you own your own business, make sure you have a quick read of the rest of this article for a few handy business tips on how to quicken up a few of the standard process’s you find in every company.
High speed networking
Remember the old days of dial up internet when you couldn’t use the phone and surf the web at the same time?
Well those days are long gone and with the introduction of smart WAN, high speed LAN and fibre optic internet, communications and networking within a business should never be a slow process anymore.
Server speed has increased dramatically and with this increase of speed, comes a huge and vast increase in efficiency within the workplace.
Remove the micromanaging
Every good business needs to have good managers in place to make sure everything runs smoothly. There comes a point however when too many cooks spoil the broth. This applies to all businesses.
Having too many managers trying to micro manage every little thing only creates more problems and never sets to alleviate any of the problems they were trying to solve in the first place.
It wastes time and lowers staff morale. Make sure you hire the right people and trust them that they’ll do the job you hired them for in the first place!
Give up on the illusion of perfection
Nothing in this world is perfect. You can try to chase perfection all you want but you’ll never reach it, especially in a large business where there are many potential faults in a process.
Once you learn that perfection won’t be reached, you can stop wasting time trying to achieve it and concentrate on reaching greatness.
The time spent trying to perfect the little things could be spent on bringing every major process up to a great standard rather than having a few small processes nailed on perfect.
This is important to remember because time wasted trying to achieve the unattainable is time you could be spend doing something far more productive.