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3 Strategies for Improving Business Productivity


Any successful entrepreneurial endeavour requires an excellent plan and hardworking, talented individuals to make everything happen. But productivity—your efforts’ efficacy—will influence, if not determine, how far you’ll be able to go. To maximise your business productivity, you must plan what needs to happen and how to achieve specific goals. With that in mind, here are some tips that should help you get started.


  1. Keep everything simple

Having a strategy to improve productivity is essential, but it shouldn't be complicated. If it's too elaborate, you'll only end up with the opposite of the intended effect. For this reason, you need to create a focused, straightforward plan with direct and clear outcomes and steps that will enable your employees to remain on track and set them all up for success. Then, map out your objectives with achievable, specific tasks to ensure everyone is on the same page.


  1. Limit time-wasting activities

Many things can steal attention from our duties and responsibilities. All experienced managers understand this and will tee up actions and practices to prevent the worst. To that end, here are a few ways you can steer clear of common killers of productivity:

  • It's a good idea to minimise your meetings and the people who need to attend them. For necessary meetings, you must always have a focused and clear schedule, a time limit, and all the equipment you need ready, such as a projector on the ceiling mount.
  • There are much quicker ways to share or collect information than sending emails. You can connect with your team more efficiently through social media, messaging services, or web conferencing tools than you otherwise would.
  • Having good rapport amongst your employees is essential, but there’s always a place and time for more personal conversations. So, offer your team opportunities to have meals together or create chatting channels they can use for connecting outside their working hours.
  • One of the reasons for lack of productivity is disorganisation. Therefore, it’s crucial to encourage your employees to maintain cleanliness and organisation because it can improve productivity significantly.


  1. Discourage multitasking

Multitasking might sound like an excellent way to increase productivity, but in reality, it has the opposite effect. Some studies suggest that it could hamper productivity instead of enhancing it. Thus, it makes sense to discourage rather than encourage it. You must make sure all your employees share an equal workload and delegate work based on who can get them done efficiently. Doing so will enable them to fulfil their duties and responsibilities to the company while maintaining a consistently high level of productivity.



The success of a business can hinge on its operational productivity, so you must prioritise it. With these strategies, you'll enable your business to function as optimally as possible. And as a result, you'll be able to achieve a greater level of fulfilment, improve revenue generation, and build a more positive company culture.


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