Outsourcing for Productivity

Outsourcing for Productivity

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Outsourcing for Productivity

In this article we explore the why, the how, and the when of outsourcing for productivity.

In this article we explore the why, the how, and the when of outsourcing for productivity.

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Outsourcing for Productivity

As businesses and individuals we have been given a period of grace over the past 12-14 months, a time to RESET, RETHING and REORG.

Unlike money, time can’t be earned back. Are you ship-shape for growth? Or are time-consuming tasks still holding you back?

As businesses and individuals we have been given a period of grace over the past 12-14 months, a time to RESET, RETHING and REORG.

Unlike money, time can’t be earned back. Are you ship-shape for growth? Or are time-consuming tasks still holding you back?

So what CAN we do about it?

1. Automate (this Harvard Business Review article features plenty of tools for you to try out)

2. Outsource (think of the real value of your time; if a task is less expensive than your earning potential in that time, you know the answer: OUTSOURCE NOW)

3. Use asynchronous communication (i.e. deal with requests when it suits you rather than instantly)

4. Stop treating all decisions like big decisions (act fast, most decisions are reversible)

5. Try task bundling (make those longer phone calls while you power walk; listen to a podcast on your way to work etc)

6. Drop the 60 min mtg time when 15 or 30 would do. We’re all guilty as charged!

We’ll be honest, we can’t help with it all but when it comes to communication and connecting your teams, your brand and customers, let Activate Events take care of Strategic Communication & Virtual Events! That’s one job done! And more strategic time returned to you. We told you we’ll make you rich in no time!

A big shout-out to Steve Glaveski and his revolutionary book and series of productivity workshops: https://www.timerichbook.com/

Source: https://hbr.org/2020/04/productivity-skills-to-help-you-gain-time-back

To learn more about how we can activate your business through events, please contact Ken, Client Services Director, at: ken@activateevents.com and +44 (0) 7894684213.

P.S. If you liked this piece, please share it with your friends and business network and follow Activate on LinkedIn. #activateevents

Photo credit ©UNLEASH

So what CAN we do about it?

1. Automate (this Harvard Business Review article features plenty of tools for you to try out)

2. Outsource (think of the real value of your time; if a task is less expensive than your earning potential in that time, you know the answer: OUTSOURCE NOW)

3. Use asynchronous communication (i.e. deal with requests when it suits you rather than instantly)

4. Stop treating all decisions like big decisions (act fast, most decisions are reversible)

5. Try task bundling (make those longer phone calls while you power walk; listen to a podcast on your way to work etc)

6. Drop the 60 min mtg time when 15 or 30 would do. We’re all guilty as charged!

We’ll be honest, we can’t help with it all but when it comes to communication and connecting your teams, your brand and customers, let Activate Events take care of Strategic Communication & Virtual Events! That’s one job done! And more strategic time returned to you. We told you we’ll make you rich in no time!

A big shout-out to Steve Glaveski and his revolutionary book and series of productivity workshops: https://www.timerichbook.com/

Source: https://hbr.org/2020/04/productivity-skills-to-help-you-gain-time-back

To learn more about how we can activate your business through events, please contact Ken, Client Services Director, at: ken@activateevents.com and +44 (0) 7894684213.

P.S. If you liked this piece, please share it with your friends and business network and follow Activate on LinkedIn. #activateevents

Photo credit ©UNLEASH

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