Monday, 17 July 2017

How Integrated Management Services Can Improve Time Management

There are many skills required to be a good business owner - and the most important is probably excellent time management. Is yours up to scratch?

Believe it or not, poor time management is one of the reasons businesses fail during the first three years. But there are some steps you can take right now to improve yours.

Make A Plan

'A goal without a plan is just a wish': so said Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Formulating a business plan is the only way you will achieve your business goals. That plan should include everything from your products and services, to your budget, marketing strategy, staffing, and more.

You'll be amazed how much easier it is to manage your time when you have an agreed plan of attack.

Learn To Delegate

One of the biggest mistakes business owners make is failing to delegate. Everyone knows the business is your baby, but you need to trust your team to do their job. This will not only free up your time for the bigger issues, it will also boost staff morale.

Get Organised

And that doesn't just mean business. To be a business success, you need to organise your life to include work time, family time, exercise and leisure. It's the only way to stay sane!

The best way to do this is by only having one diary. Set aside different times and days for different activities, and put them in the diary. Try and avoid cancelling non-work activities. By looking after your mind and body, you will be a better business owner.

Integrated Management Services

For true efficiency you may need to enlist the help of integrated management services. Why? Because Integrated Management System ISO certification could save you both time and money.

You probably have several different management systems in place, covering quality, safety, HR, and more. Each with its own set of tasks and requirements. How much easier would it be to merge those into one globally recognised and super-efficient management system?

This is also one of occasions when you need to delegate - to a team of professionals who totally understand ISO management systems. You will love the results.