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By Brian Scudamore, an EO Vancouver member and founder of O2E Brands
It’s a new year and everyone’s full of resolutions – eat right, spend less, hit the gym. But busy entrepreneurs coping with budget meetings, bursting schedules and running a business may have a hard time staying focused.
As someone with ADD, staying on task has always been a challenge for me, even before overflowing inboxes and smartphones became distractions.
By Tim Ferriss, Author, Early Stage Investor
Identify the underlying issues that are blocking you from reaching your goals this year.
Each year we vow to be more productive. We tell ourselves we will manage our time better, reach our goals, and achieve more. Then, suddenly, another year goes by. To make this year different, we decided to interview Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek, about some of the underlying issues that are blocking us from reaching productivity nirvana.
How do you keep your staff (and yourself) motivated and working efficiently? In the face of a new calendar year, here are 26 ways to improve and/or maintain office productivity:
1. Encourage a healthy work ethic. Working without breaks, regular movement or milestones is a recipe for quick burnout. Make sure you and your employees create good, sustainable work habits.
2. Be flexible about individual work styles. Some employees work best in a quiet space, alone, while others may be more extroverted and excel in team-based projects. When hiring for these positions, keep in mind that each potential employee has their own, unique work style; ideally, it aligns with those of your star employees.
By Tim Hamilton, an EO Austin member and Founder of Praxent
For one fiscal quarter, I tried an experiment to boost my firm’s productivity. By the quarter’s end, the results were clear— painfully clear.
Like many custom software agencies, we estimate and bill our work based on the hours our developers devote to client projects. Given that our developers are expected to work 40 hours a week, it seemed logical that the more of those hours they devoted to client work, the more productive they would be and the easier it would be to meet our quarterly fiscal goals.