Here’s what the experts had to say about how to run a business more efficiently, how to avoid distractions that will keep you from meeting deadlines, and how to prioritize projects that all seem equally important.
While things like managing employees, working with clients, and networking may require time, automating back-end tasks such as bookkeeping and metrics may actually improve business.
With a smaller group of people and a mindful moderator keeping everyone on track, you can cut down on drawn-out meetings with unproductive outcomes. Having an established agenda and goals before meetings as well as ending meetings with clear next steps can also help to keep meetings to the point and projects moving efficiently.
Trying to get your brain to work in a way it was not meant to can be counterproductive and lead to burnout. Instead, focus on doing one task at a time and doing a quality job before moving on to the next project.
It can be difficult to discern how to prioritize tasks, but one approach is to base decisions on urgency. To analyze which projects warrant the most urgency, ask questions for more details.