A recent Harvard Business Review article by Marc de Swaan Arons, Frank van den Driest, and Keith Weed, uncovers what it takes to be a high-performing company. The Marketing2020 study has some excellent observations from which any sized business or nonprofit organization can benefit.
Paperwork is often the bane of business operations, yet it is an integral part of the day-to-day administration involved with running a company. From contracts to applications, there is no room for error when it comes to completing these documents—rushing in order to fill quotas is definitely out of the question.
A clear desk leads to a clear mind, which leads to high productivity and laser focus. When you look at your workspace, what do you see? Is it clear and organized, prompting you to begin your most important tasks?
Shipping is one of the most important steps in making and keeping a customer. While some things may be out of the company’s control, there are plenty of steps the company can take to ensure their product or service is always delivered on time.
To improve efficiency in a commercial environment you must first get organized. If you have noticed that inefficiency and disorganization is leading to diminished productivity, the key is to take action now.
One minute the office is tidy, organized, and everything has its place. The next, the paper starts piling up, folders are bursting with documents that you probably don’t even need, and the thought of sorting through it is a daunting nightmare.
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