Periods of disruption often lead advisors to concentrate more intently on their businesses and to reassert control over the things they can change. But you don't need to wait for disruption before deciding to make improvements. Instead, take a proactive approach to examining your own performance and finding ways to increase efficiency. Remember, operational efficiency isn't just about how your staff does things; it's also about shaping your approach to everything you do in your day.
So, how can you examine your day-to-day processes, as well as change them for the better? Here are 10 best practices for personal efficiency to get you started:
Michael Gerber, author of The E-Myth, said there are "five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration, Discrimination, Organization, Innovation and Communication." It's my hope that these best practices for personal efficiency in the workplace touch on all five of these skills—and will help you and your business to succeed.
Have you used any of these best practices for personal efficiency to make process improvements in your business? What changed as a result? Please share your thoughts with us below.