Technology has changed the way the world runs, including running a business. Many tasks that used to take a lot time take much less time today if handled appropriately. This means being productive does not have to take as much time as it once did if you have the right tools and know how to use them. Here are some examples.
Use Your Email Program to Its Full Potential
While email cut a lot of time out of a work day by eliminating many long winded phone calls and allowing documents to be sent quickly that used to have to be sent via the postal service, it is still a time drainer if not handled properly. You could spend all day swimming in email without some parameters. Most understand that it is necessary to have set times and limits to check email and stick to them, but it is also necessary to make sure you get the most out of the time you do spend checking email. Many programs will allow you to have certain emails sent to certain folders. This can greatly help you prioritize the emails that get read, allowing you to maximize your time.
Use Project Management Software
Too many companies either simply use email for project management or do not use the software they have to its fullest potential. Most will let a whole team see what is going on project wide, in real time, quickly and easily. It will also allow everyone to stay up to speed whether in the office or out, so there are few excuses for not being in the know.
Utilize Online Finance Management
Invoicing, collecting payments, and banking can all be done online quickly and easily. Cut out trips to the bank, time lag between invoicing and payment due to mailing them via the Post Office, and reduce paper costs by taking advantage of this technology. Some customers may prefer to pay with a paper check, but a majority will likely enjoy being able to pay electronically, and embrace having an electronic invoice as it means one less piece of paper to juggle.
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