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Power of Productivity

Working smarter, not harder, is the key to productivity in business. So, how do you do it?

According to Information Age, a quarter of workers are unproductive for up to two hours every day, that’s a whopping 40 million hours in lost productivity in the UK each week! So, what can you do to turn those hours back into positive action that will benefit your business?

Mental hack

Look at strategies for helping team members to better prioritise and manage their time, and fully focus on what really counts.

Workplace environment

Tackle distractions and other physical productivity-saps that may be having an impact.

Tools and tech

Make sure you have the tools and tech in place that you need, and which will help and not hinder your efforts.

As a starting point, check out these 10 amazing hacks we’ve pulled together for small business owners.

Productivity Hacks for Small Businesses

When you’re a small business with big ambitions, you’ll often have limited time and resources to play with. Maximising your productivity and that of your team members, is therefore vital and the secret to doing that successfully, is positive time management – working smarter, not harder.

Here are some tried and tested strategies, for doing just that.

Yes please, take me to them!

Timesaving Tech

Another key area that can impact on productivity is your IT system and ensuring its robust, secure and fit for purpose.

  • Do employees waste a lot of time – such as trying to find and share files, having trouble connecting remotely, even getting their machine to turn on?
  • Are your systems all secure and GDPR compliant?
  • Would you know if you’d been hacked and what to do about it?
  • Do you talk to employees regularly about cybersecurity risks?

Insurer Hiscox estimates that cyber breaches cost the average small business £25,700 in basic ‘clear up’ costs every year, with a small business in the UK successfully hacked every 19 seconds. Save yourself the headache – prevention is always better than cure.

Here are some top tips for ensuring you’ve got those cyber essentials covered.

Sounds great, let’s go!

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