Clock in. Clock out. Repeat. After a while, the life of a business owner can seem monotonous. You may find yourself doing the same things every single day, seemingly to achieve the same results. You do what you can with the hours you are given in a day, but it just doesn’t seem like enough sometimes. Soon, you will ask yourself if you are being productive with your time and energy, or if you could improve in that area.
We think it’s important to take a step back and truly optimize your levels of productivity. Are you using your time wisely? Are there things you can be doing better?
Here’s how you can improve your productivity rates as a franchise owner in today’s world.
Lean into your franchise system and the community you belong to as a franchise owner.
Your company has likely built a community of individuals who you can reach out to for support and assistance. If you are looking for ways to improve your productivity rates, consider asking fellow franchise owners for tips or connecting with them to swap ideas.
Leverage technological tools such as social media or programs provided by your franchisor.
Depending on what you receive from your franchisor, it is a good idea to lean into the technological systems that are available to you. For example: planning or scheduling social media posts in advance can help you save time in the long run.
Assess the importance of each task and prioritize the most important ones first.
As a business owner, you likely have a lot to do! Make sure you keep a list of the non-negotiable things that must be completed on a daily basis. That way, you and your team will constantly be reminded of the things that should be done first and foremost, allowing you to be the most productive you can be!
Keep team morale high!
Happy employees are often also hardworking and energized employees. Remind them that you appreciate their hard work and dedication to the business, while empowering them to get through their work tasks.
If you get into the habit of putting off the most important tasks (or even smaller ones that aren’t as imperative, but add up over time), you will find yourself cramming at the last minute to get things done.
Communicate clearly and often to ensure that everyone is on the same page.
Sometimes the biggest waste of time is due to a lack of communication. Make sure you and your employees are clear on who is doing what, what needs to be done, and the timeline in which you expect them to achieve those tasks. Clear, concise and defined expectations help businesses use their time efficiently to achieve optimal results.
Don’t be afraid to take a step back or give someone a well-deserved break.
If you are working yourself or your employees to the bone, you are actually doing everyone a disservice in the long run. People need space and time to recharge and recollect their thoughts, allowing them to come back inspired and ready to work.
These are just a few of the ways you can improve your productivity as a business owner. At F45 Training, we firmly believe that when our franchisees are given the tools needed to successfully run a business, they will be the most productive they can possibly be. In the event one of our franchise owners feels stuck and needs a bit of inspiration, we are proud to offer him or her the necessary assistance, as well as a community of like-minded individuals who are there to provide guidance and support along the way.
Is your franchisor dedicated to your productivity, or you finding yourself stuck? Only you can find yourself out of that monotonous hole.
10 Ways to Optimize Productivity as a Franchise Owner