Have you ever had one of those days where you're busy all day, but at the end of it, you feel like you haven't actually accomplished anything? That's the difference between activity and productivity!
Activity is running around all day, doing a million things but not really getting anything done. Productivity is actually getting things done, even if it's just one or two things...
How much of your working day is controlled by OPP? If you run a business, organisation, team or family, then I'd guess that most of it is!
So what is OPP I hear you ask? 🙋
OTHER PEOPLE’S PRIORITIES! 😀
Managing your workload when also trying to manage OPP can feel pretty impossible and extremely stressful...
Waste not, want not!
Many years ago I ran a B2B sales business where we would sell for companies that didn't have a sales force. At one point we were selling advertising for various companies and it was during this time that I first started thinking about business coaching.
I remember one company who'd just spent 50k on yellow pages advertising and didn't know how many sales they'd got from it!
I was astounded!
How could you spend that kind of money and not know whether it was giving you a ROI?
I came across this type of scenario over and over again. I began to understand that most people start a business because they are good at a particular trade or job but that doesn't make them good at business.
I really don’t like waste. I'm like the Waste Detective!
Did you know that research shows that your new team members first day on the job can have a huge impact on what they think about working for you and how long they will stay?
Sadly, a lot of organisations and businesses don't get this right! It seems that if you are lucky you'll get a half assed induction and if you are not, you'll get enough information to scramble your brain by 11am!
It's either a case of too much too soon or not enough.
The first day of work is an experience worth investing in. In fact, let's take it back a step - the weeks leading up to the first day can be equally important to how someone feels on their first day...
Business & management coach, mentor, trainer, author, speaker, social entrepreneur, (and chief pot and bottle washer!)