Productivity. It’s an important factor in every single business. It doesn’t matter if you work solo or direct a big company, if you don’t care or give proper attention to the productivity factor, then you won’t grow your business as much as you could.
On this article we will give you advice on how to improve productivity in two scenarios: as a freelancer and as a business owners. We understand that each case offers different opportunities, challenges and problems. That’s why we have decided to break this article into 2 sections. Are you ready to start? Then come with us and discover how to take your business to the next level.
You have many advantages in fact. The first one is that you can have plenty of control over your time. Unlike business owners you don’t have to direct a big team, at least in most cases it’s not the case. If you are a freelancer who works with a big team, then you will have to read the second section, as this is intended for real freelancers who work SOLO.
Now as you have plenty of control on your time, then you should go ahead and try the Pomodoro technique. It’s basically like this: for every 25-30 minutes worked, you must rest for 3-5 minutes. It’s very simple yet super effective.
In those 3-5 minutes you use to rest you can do many things. One of our favorites is to walk. This will allow you to remain healthy and combat brain fog, which is a common issue in people who work for an extended period of time in front of a PC.
Another thing you can do in order to improve your productivity even further is to stay well-hydrated. A lot of people underestimate the power of this.
And finally, make your work environment ENJOYABLE. That’s it, if you like where you work at, then you will be happier and therefore your productivity will be increased by a hundred-fold.
Now it’s time to talk about you, our business owner. If you want to increase your team’s productivity then you can opt for installing the Pomodoro technique as a rule to follow in some departments. For example, if most of your team needs to work in front of a PC, then the Pomodoro technique will allow them to relax and come back refreshed.
These tips are quite great when applied correctly. Also, make the work environment enjoyable. Your team will be happier and more motivated to work if the work environment looks and feels good. None likes to work in a hot or cold place, you must keep it at a medium level. So go ahead and see how you can improve the work environment in your business.
That’s it. This is all you need to know in order to increase your productivity as a freelancer or a business owner. Just apply them and you will see the great results you can obtain.