5 Practices for Increasing Productivity for Entrepreneurs

5 Practices for Increasing Productivity for Entrepreneurs

Let’s look at the five practices and things an entrepreneur does to increase his or her productivity.

He is smart, intelligent and talented.  He solves your troubles, and he is the savior to all. No, we are not talking about Superman; we are talking about an entrepreneur.

On a serious note, an entrepreneur is a person who has to work hard every day to ensure you receive the service of a lifetime. As the textbooks describe, an entrepreneur is dynamic and can act accordingly based on the situation. We can keep hymning his or her praises all day long, but that is how magnetic and appealing an entrepreneur is.

What makes an entrepreneur click? What makes him or her different from the others? You may wonder what a normal human being should do differently to be productive and anything close to an entrepreneur.

Let’s look at the five practices and things an entrepreneur does to increase his or her productivity.

1. Be calm and make decisions wisely

Jumping the gun is a very bad practice that can eventually result in your downfall. As an entrepreneur, you make decisions and take calls after a 360-degree check of the situation or issue.

Entrepreneurs have a very dynamic but diplomatic process.  Some may lose their comfort zone and make a rash decision in the heat of the moment. Sustaining this urge is the key and can only help with productivity.

2. Be proactive

Working late is sometimes inevitable and unavoidable; however, sometimes we have a choice, and we dodge it. Entrepreneurs always think about what will happen in the future. As a result, they hit the bed and doze off for the night, always ensuring they have a head start the next morning. This allows them that little edge.

You might even say that entrepreneurs literally ‘sleep on it’ when they call it a day, but the extra half-hour or quarter of an hour provided to them becomes invaluable the next day.

This proactivity can be anything from taking a briefing on the next day’s early-morning meeting to working on a file you need to read to deciding the next day’s work clothes or even contemplating the route you have taken the next morning.

3. Bring an ‘added’ value to your office

“Humour can increase workplace productivity” Source.

Whatever an entrepreneur touches turn into gold. Yes, they bring value, efficiency and merit to the workplace.  As a result, you cannot ignore their aura. Should something still be missed, as an entrepreneur, you would have to rectify that?

If you believe that any single practice or habit is letting your team down, you must immediately change that behavior. It can be fundamental, like pushing your colleagues or co-workers to go too far, being too serious at work or even denying everyone a coffee break. If you are doing something, then please replace that habit with things like humor!

Humor can increase the productivity of your office.  Yes, really.

 4. Make use of technology

The difference between a traditional businessperson and a modern-day entrepreneur is technology. While the former is reluctant to adapt to it, the latter thrives. Entrepreneurs love using all sorts of modern technologies and systems. In fact, most base their work on technology alone to provide better service/products to their clients.

If you are a budding entrepreneur, you should embrace technology's assistance. It can become one of the best mediums to improve your and your company’s productivity. To start with, you can utilize the features of ERP (enterprise resource management) for better planning, execution, and coordination of your organizational goals.

In addition, you can use modern systems like Cloud Computing or Virtual Assistance. You can easily control your whole company with your smart mobile phone. An entrepreneur has to accommodate tech-savvy traits in his or her mindset and has to fully utilize all of the applications and software that mobile phones and handheld devices offer.  Apps such as Google Hangouts, Acquire, Skype, Venmo and Pocket can easily become your best tools.

5.  Encourage and allow your team to participate

“The difference between success and failure is a great team.”  Source.

Your team is the soul of your venture. Many people in the past have tried going it alone, but most have failed, resulting in everything crashing down. Your team will always work hard to give you the output you need from them. Therefore, it is important that you encourage your team and personally make them feel as if they are an integral part of the whole story.

Hear them out to make your company more productive, and check what they have in store for you. Ideas will flow, and one of them would certainly yield and be a very productive input.

Now that you know what practices you need to perform to become more productive, we are sure that following these steps will help you scale up the entrepreneurship ladder quickly.

Sawaram Suthar is the founder of TheNextScoop and Jagat Media. A digital marketing consultant, he has experience in branding, promotions, page optimization, research, and strategy. He has an MBA from the University of Pune. Anyone can find him on Twitter @sawarams.