When you’re organised, the smallest changes can have the biggest impact on your productivity. Your business benefits too, as you’re able to have a clear view of what needs doing and where you’re currently at. That’s why it’s so crucial that you learn how to get organised. It enables you to get more done in your working day and, ultimately, grow your business more efficiently and effectively.
But if organisation isn’t one of your strong skills or you want a little help improving it, here’s how you can turn that around and get more done in your business.
#1: Know where you’re headed
Start by knowing exactly where you’re headed. Be clear on your business, your goals, the journey you need to go on, and the targets you need to reach. Have them planned out and organised to easily track your progress and adapt any plans that aren’t working for you.
#2: Get organised and build your team
As a business owner or CEO, the key to being organised and getting stuff done is utilising others. Don’t’ waste your time doing admin etc. – outsource it to a VA team. There are so many tasks within your business that you shouldn’t be doing yourself. If you need help here, hire a business mentor to help support you. For example, here at Virtual Hand, we have access to admin/marketing support, so can help you head up a team to outsource these types of tasks to.
#3: Manage your team effectively
When you have a team in place, allow them to do what they love. Manage your team effectively and give them the space to do what you’re paying them to do. Set clear guidelines in place, clarify your expectations and desired results, then step away and let your team work. Micromanaging your team will only lead to frustration and overwhelm – for both parties.
#4: Set aside time to work on your business
Your team helps free up your time, so use that time well. Set aside time to work on your business. Look to review your progress, including things such as reviewing your week and adjusting your goals and calendar, as needed. Your focus needs to be on the big picture for your business and the progress being made towards it.
#5: Get organised by focusing on doing what you love
If you want to get more stuff done in your business, stay in your zone of genius. There are specific tasks that only you can do. The big picture planning mentioned above is one of them. The other is those tasks you are directly being paid to do – those things in your zone of genius. Everything outside of those two needs to be either outsourced to freelance experts or delegated to your team.
#6: Hold yourself accountable
An essential element of getting stuff done in your business is holding yourself accountable. You need to be objective enough to document your progress and identify anything holding you back or delaying you. You can then hold yourself responsible for either making adjustments or eliminating the problems. If you struggle to do this, get some help and support from a business mentor or similar.
#7: Get the right support in place
Finally, look to get the right support in place. It’s your business, but that doesn’t mean you have to run it alone. There are various support options available to you – including hiring a business mentor, Director of Operations or establishing a support network of peers and colleagues. This is why online support groups are so popular. They enable you to network with others in similar situations whilst also serving to remind you that you’re not on your own.
When you’re organised, the smallest changes can have the biggest impact on your productivity. That’s why the above 7 tips will help. They enable you to clear away all the surplus junk and establish what’s truly important to you. And when you do that, you’ll be able to get more organised and work in a more focused fashion to achieve more success in your business.
If you’re ready to explore how Virtual Hand can help you get more organised and get stuff done in your business, get in touch. We have a range of services to help, including business mentoring and administrative support. You’ll find details of our services here. And when you’re ready to chat through your options, simply book a call here.