Do you feel like your business could be functioning better? Are projects and meetings taking longer than necessary to get done? Do days seem to drag on without any solutions in sight?
The best way to fix this problem is to focus on improving efficiency. There are many things a practice can do to become more efficient in all aspects. Here are three changes you can implement in your practice.
- Encourage face-to-face conversations
Most of the time employees might think sending an email or Google chat would be more efficient than getting up and walking to their coworker’s desk. However, speaking to someone face-to-face allows you to come up with solutions faster. A question can be answered faster with a 2-minute conversation rather than sending dozens of emails back and forth to each other.
- Decrease Disruptions
It can take a few minutes to start up a task again after someone interrupts you. To limit distractions it is important to block out a few hours of work everyday so employees can focus on their tasks. To do this, schedule meetings all in one day instead of scattered throughout the week. To stop the clutter of email notifications, use tools and apps to stay interruption free.
- Use project management software to collaborate
Many businesses use email to keep up to date with projects. This can cause a disconnect and emails can be lost or unread. Management software tools help every one involved keep track of progress and it is a better way to communicate all in one place.
There are simple solutions your practice can adopt to run more smoothly. Face-to-face meetings can easily speed up the problem solving process. To limit interruptions that may cause your work to slow down, block off work time on your schedule. Finally, project management software can keep every one up to speed on the progress of any project.