For achieving your productivity goals, you have to follow certain principles so that you save your time and at the same time, be more efficient as well as productive in that pressure period. For you, time is money. In order to convert the stressful periods into money, you can follow the tips mentioned below to remove any interruptions and meet that productivity as desired.
1) Be inaccessible
If you are an entrepreneur, you need to get lost many times. This helps in clearing the clutter around you. This clutter is hindrance to your growth. Also, it is a sheer waste of your time in which you will be more productive.
I remember a time when I used to cut off from my friends, family members for some time when I needed to workaround my writing tasks. I needed to complete them in tight deadlines. It taught me that sometimes getting lost can help you in being more productive.
Apply this tactic to increase your productivity. Here's an activity you can do. Give yourself a task and a tight deadline. Then try to cut off from all distractions like cell phones, television programs etc. Try to complete the task in the given time frame. You will yourself realize how your productivity improves.
2) Learn the other mediums of communication
Your customers, clients etc. can contact you anytime, every time. Try to limit your reach by delaying the responses to their e-mails, faxes, queries etc. But make sure that the time is not too long. You have to strategically manage your time to reply to these. This way your customers and clients will be happy with you and within that time, you will be more productive.
Next thing is that your customers will know the limit of contacting you through these mediums and will try not to bump your inbox with many e-mails.
3) Make use of deadlines
Managing your time is very much essential if you want more productivity. If you take up a task, make it time bound. It will create a sense of responsibility in your mind. You will automatically get engaged in that task by removing all the interruptions that might come into your way. This is the same activity I mentioned in the tactic 1 above.
4) Get busy
This is something obvious to increase your productivity. Getting busy in useful stuff is good. It serves to improve your productivity in the following way:
a) It teaches you time management skills.
b) Others will not interrupt you when they will find out that you are busy.
c) As the tasks will be completed in time, you will get a sound sleep in night as you will be relaxed. You will not be having any pending tasks for the next day.
It can work for you whether you are a sole entrepreneur or owner of a start up or a big company. It can help you to manage your time. It can also help you in managing your employees.
Apply these tactics and become a strong leader.
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