4 Ways Clear the Clutter in Your Business

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Spring is often a time when people organize the closets and deep-clean their home. As you are working on your home to-do list, it is also a good idea to consider the benefits of spring cleaning for your business.

No, it doesn’t mean that you should wash the windows or hire someone to clean the carpets in your office. Instead look for ways to eliminate inefficient systems and aspects of business management that might be holding back your progress.

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Jim McLaughlin
Transformational Business Coach

Here are a few spring cleaning tips to consider if you want to maximize your business results in the future:

  • Assess Your Situation: Sit down with a pen and paper in hand and write down a list of tasks or activities that feel like “clutter.” It might be digital files that need to be organized, old systems that need to be reworked, or old paperwork that needs to be filed.
  • Write a Plan: Map out the ways that you can work through the items on your list. Look for short-term solutions to immediately clean up the problems. Also, consider long-term strategies to avoid the mess in the future.
  • Outsource Low-Level Tasks: If you are spending your time on bookkeeping and busy work, then you are missing growth opportunities. Pass these tasks off to employees or outsourced services.
  • Minimize Distractions: Often, disorganization in business happens because of distractions that take away from the most important tasks. Stay focused on your business growth by decreasing the time that you spend on email management, social media, and news sites during the most productive hours of your day.

With a little bit of planning and effort, you can clean up your business and optimize your efforts. These tasks are essential if you want to stay on track to meet your goals for the year. Putting the right systems in place will change your daily workflow, which has a domino effect to impact weekly, monthly, and yearly results.

Do you need help identifying the systems that need to be changed in your company? Contact Jim McLaughlin for Leadership Development for Business Owners and Managers for assistance in your business: (951) 225-2179