Infographic: 6 Strategies for Greater Business Efficiency

5 Apr 2019

To get and keep a competitive advantage, growing businesses must run efficiently. They can’t afford to be weighed down by slow, drawn-out processes that waste time and inhibit productivity. These tips will help your business streamline processes and run smarter.

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6 Strategies for Greater Business Efficiency

Many companies struggle to identify and solve inefficient and needlessly complicated business processes. Yet, it's important for every growing company to streamline efficiency in order to save time and money and to improve customer and employee satisfaction.

But where do you start? It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the advice and information available. Here are six easy-to-implement tactics that will generate the best results for your business for the least cost.

  1. Adopt automation.
  2. Automation helps lower the time spent on tedious and repetitive tasks and significantly increases overall worker productivity. Apply automation to everything from packaging and shipping to marketing efforts.

  3. Embrace the cloud.
  4. The cloud lets you efficiently and affordably share, preserve and enhance company records, data, projects and communication. Dedicated backup servers in physically secure locations strengthen cloud security.

  5. Improve communications.
  6. The best way to keep your customers happy is to deliver the fast, knowledgeable service they expect. A Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution linked to your network phone system can greatly enhance customer communications.

  7. Define roles and tasks.
  8. Regularly reassessing the roles, tasks and daily activities of your employees is important as your business grows. Provide and organize clear instructions and clarify expectations to avoid miscommunication and vague tasks.

  9. Share notes and calendars.
  10. An effective calendaring system is vital to worker productivity. It allows employees to set goals and streamline communication and scheduling. For example, Microsoft® Office 365® offers growing businesses the ultimate in data security and control.

  11. Standardize documents.
  12. Making documents consistent across your company can boost efficiency, simplifying document creation, readability and understanding. This applies to everything from look and layout to working and storage.