Feb 13 2017
Saving time in your business, without cutting corners, is a dream for business owners. Doing something in half the time means that more time can be spent on something else and ultimately expenditure is going to be saved because of this — whether this be money spent on employee wages or on the customers’ services, getting the most out of money outgoings subsequently means more money incomings. Here are a few ways any business owners out there can save time on vital procedures, whilst making sure that the job is done properly.
Actively working with employees
It may not have previously crossed your mind, but showing an active participation in helping your employees (when possible) is not only going to lend an extra pair of hands to certain jobs, but also show them that you are someone who they can trust to help them when things get tough and make them think that they must increase their workplace productivity as you are there to watch them. So it kills three birds with one stone: adding an extra pair of hands without having to pay for them, builds a healthy and productive relationship with employees and eradicates slacking. You should set you and your team goals for the day in the morning — create a plan on how you can all achieve these goals — work together in the prioritising of them by importance and urgency, so that everybody knows what is expected — track your time and keep one eye on the clock — and set deadlines as the day goes on. Make sure to check these other tips on how to improve workplace productivity.
Safeguarding from technological disasters
Customers demand not only quality work for the money they pay, but they expect it quickly. So imagine then, you lose everything you’ve been working towards providing for a customer that has paid for a certain service, and all of a sudden you seemingly can’t find it anywhere, and you’re due to provide it to them later that day. This is why it is not only pivotal to safeguard your business from a loss of data, but to be able to retrieve said data quickly. With storage such as Cloud Storage, you can rest assured that everything you could ever possibly need is exactly where you need it. But for a more thorough way of dealing with a loss of data after a ‘natural’ disaster takes place and your computer finds itself at fault or failing: failover procedures and data disaster recovery can help you maintain uptime throughout your business. Recovering, restoring and repairing within minutes all of the data on the device that is so pivotal to the success of your business, is a pivotal way in cutting down on disasters that are sometimes unavoidable.
As well as these procedures, you should regularly back all of your crucial information up yourself. The act of physically backing up your information on, say, on USB flash drive or a memory stick is a way of you not only being able to know that a backup has taken place, but being able to protect it yourself. You should also know what to do when your internet goes down. Some tips on how to do so include checking to see if your router’s LED status indicators are on (if they’re not, then that is your problem) and checking to see if you are experiencing channel interference (if you are, then try changing your Wi-Fi channel using the router management console). As the old saying goes: If you want something doing properly, do it yourself.