Striving to cram as much as you can into each working
day? Hannah Smith of business insurance experts Simply
Business, has five tips on how you can work smartly and
The trouble is that there's so much out there on the subject -
articles, videos, tools, books; it can be hard to figure out where
to start. Who has the time to work through all of this in order to
figure out how to become more productive?
Fortunately Simply Business have done some of the leg work
for you with their Productivity Series. They've created resources
to help improve productivity in the following five key areas:
Here the focus is on increasing communication and collaboration
between individuals and teams. Covers solutions to challenges like
managing teams remotely, project management and garnering
The focus is on tools and tactics to make the best use of your
time when you're on the road.
Often a productivity killer, the focus is on keeping on top of
your inbox without hindering your workflow.
Tips and tools to keep your meetings short, on-track and
With everything else you have to do, your own personal deadlines
can often get de-railed. This guide covers how to hit deadlines,
delegation, planning and dealing with distractions.
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the questions - if you see an issue you can relate to, move to the
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In addition to this Simply Business have also interviewed
several prominent business owners about their productivity
challenges and the tools and tactics they've used to overcome
Their top tips include:
"Determine your primary focus and value-add; then outsource,
hire for or simplify/remove everything you don't do well. Also, try
to keep all your tasks and communication in a single source
(email's been fantastic for that for me, and enables dramatically
more productivity, IMO, than when I see folks who have lots of
different ways to-do items in their personal/professional life can
come in)." - Rand Fishkin, www.seomoz.org
"Kill your interruptions. Structure your day so that you have
time to focus on one task for an extended period." - Jared
"Let go and have faith in the people you hired to get things
done. You can't do it all yourself and if you try you will burn
out." - www.zemanta.com
"Cut meetings down to a bare minimum. Give your employees way
more respect and responsibility so they can do their work well.
Ruthlessly cut out tasks and projects that aren't high-value." -
Corbett Barr, http://insanelyusefulmedia.com/
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