By: Joel Garthwaite, VP of Marketing at GetBusy
Growing a business is an exciting (and scary) process. However, when a business grows, so do arduous tasks and admin.
It’s important to ensure that all your daily business processes are streamlined to improve time management and increase productivity – giving you more time to do the things that make you money.
GetBusy, a task management software solution, can give you the tools to speed up your business functionality and keep your business growing. From efficient file sharing to our helpful task management tool – you’re sure to see an improvement in your business in no time.
Here are GetBusy’s top tips for speeding up functionality for your business:
- Identify drains on productivity.
Productive employees should be central to any business. After all, if your employees aren’t being productive, how do you expect them to be successful?
However, a recent survey identified that only 36% of employees are engaged at work.
It’s crucial for a functional business to regularly assess the factors which may be disengaging their staff, as highly engaged employees result in average of 21% higher profitability for a business.
The top factors which have a negative impact on productivity include poor management, inadequate tools and software and no clearly defined business goals, to name just a few.
Luckily, most of the factors that lead to low engagement and productivity can be solved by business owners and can be identified by honest and open communication.
- Evaluate your business processes.
When it comes to growing a successful business, regular business process evaluations and reviews are vital to keep things running smoothly.
For young companies, a business plan should be reviewed at least every quarter to check whether it is heading in the right direction.
In addition, any kind of business growth will require frequent updates to policies, software and strategic direction in order to maintain growth – especially if you’ve been busy recruiting. You can’t expect to get away with running your business the same way you did with two employees when you’ve employed another twenty.
- Upgrade outdated software.
Anyone running a successful small business will tell you how important is to have the right software and equipment to make those everyday tasks a breeze – giving the decision makers more time to focus on driving growth.
In addition, a whopping 92% of employees surveyed said that the right technology improves productivity and job satisfaction.
Using a variety of different tools for different processes can be a huge drain on resources and super frustrating for your employees. Whether it’s having to log in to multiple platforms (and remember all the passwords), to repeating tasks within each one – it is far from an ideal setup for a growing business.
Luckily, GetBusy offers the perfect solution. With everything in one place, there are a huge number of handy time-saving features that can help to improve your daily admin tasks.
With drag-and-drop filing, a handy task management tool and unlimited file sharing and storage, GetBusy allows you and your employees to work collaboratively, efficiently, and securely in one central location. Not only does this make daily admin tasks less arduous, it also leaves you with more time to focus on the important stuff like making money.
- Invest in employees.
Invest in your staff to fill them with knowledge and allow them to continually progress. You know what they say – knowledge is power.
For example, 58% of managers reported that they’ve never had training, which emphasises the importance of regularly reviewing those in management roles to ensure your staff are being managed effectively.
Poor management leads to a lack of direction, unmotivated employees and low productivity.
- Offer wellness and lifestyle incentives.
Providing your staff with a positive, collaborative environment and encouraging them to be mindful of wellness will keep those endorphins high and encourage them to make healthy choices.
Studies have shown that employees who do little to no exercise are 50% more likely to be unproductive than those who partake in regular exercise. Office Yoga, anyone?
By offering flexible working hours, discounts on gyms and other similar incentives, you will get the best output out of your employees.