Negosentro.com | It’s safe to say running a startup isn’t easy. If you’re like other startup owners, your day in the office will most likely consist of long to-do lists and all kinds of roles to play. The same goes for each of your team members who are probably assigned multiple roles, which doesn’t usually happen in large corporations. With so many tasks that have to be performed, staying productive isn’t easy. With that said, you might be wondering what you can do to make your startup more productive. Here are five tips that are guaranteed to help.
Write things down
Coming up with new ideas a big part of being a startup owner. With all the new product or marketing ideas, organizing your thoughts won’t always be easy, especially since you’ll never find yourself sitting still. All the ideas you come up with will start floating around in your head and focusing on other tasks you need to do will be tough. This is why it’s important for startup owners to write everything down. Taking notes allows you to ensure no idea escapes your mind and while you’re working. The good news is, there are so many apps you can install on your smartphone or tablet for writing things down.
Build a strong team
Startup owners often think they can get all the work done themselves. Still, it’s much better to focus on the company’s core operations while hiring people who can deal with minor tasks that have to be performed. But there’s a lot more to building a strong team than you imagine. Not only do you have to identify candidates who can contribute to growing your startup but you also need to make sure their skills fit together. Come up with a set of questions you’ll use when interviewing candidates and compare their answers to build a team that can stand up to any challenge.
Get the office design right
There’s no need to say that people don’t enjoy working in cluttered and unorganized offices. On the other hand, working in a well-designed office can help your employees stay productive and feel happy about their jobs. Therefore, constantly look for new ways to improve your office design is a must. Start by investing in office storage solutions which will allow you to manage your documents effectively. Also, try to rely less on artificial lighting but also get window blinds that help you ensure privacy and control light. Introduce potted plants into the office, as they can help you improve air quality and reduce noise in the office.
Rely on the Cloud
The cloud technology has had a huge impact on how businesses in every industry operate. No longer do you have to use CDs and USB flash drives to transfer data. Instead, all you need to do is invest in cloud space for your business and everyone in your team will be able to access just any file no matter if they’re in the office or on a vacation in another country. This is guaranteed to save your startup so much time and help you complete projects on time. It’s also important to mention that by storing your data on the cloud, you also don’t have to worry about it getting stolen by thieves or destroyed by a natural disaster.
Allow flexible scheduling
It seems like 9-to-5 schedule no longer does the trick and employees are now encouraged to choose their own hours. The reason behind this is that studies have shown that people tend to be reach their peak productivity at different points throughout the day and flexible scheduling helps get more work done. Talk to every team member and see when they feel like they’re supposed to be working. As long as it’s within reason, allowing them to set their own hours and you should see a significant boost in your startup’s productivity. This is especially the case if you have remote employees working for you.
Being productive is important to startup owners, and is the key to startup success and just spending time in the office and hoping for the best isn’t going to cut it. Start by following the five tips covered in this post and everyone in your business should be able to maximize their level of productivity.