As many corporate leaders understand, operating in an organized manner can play a key role in helping a company optimize its conversion rates. Being organized can also optimize other key processes such as interoffice communication, marketing, and project management. Below you’ll find just four of many organizational strategies that corporate leaders can utilize to make their businesses operate more effectively:
Trello is a collaborative tool that can take a business’s level of productivity from average to awesome. This web-based system is effective because it enables company leaders and their employees to create lists that everyone can view, update, and optimize from one central virtual location. The lists can contain sticky notes with attachments and other documents that enable everyone to see how close the project is to being completed. Note that Trello enables project participants to recruit attachments from data sources such as Salesforce and BitBucket. Teammates will also be able to communicate and collaborate with one another through this project management system. Finally, the virtual whiteboard can be taken anywhere the employee goes on her or his smartphone.
2. SMART Goals.
In addition to using organizational tools like Trello, business owners should implement SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-Specific) goals. These goals optimize organization by ensuring that the corporate leader knows which tasks need to be accomplished while also enabling her or him to establish deadlines. A sample SMART goal would be “I will hire a digital marketing manager by 7/1/2018 to increase monthly online sales by 10%.” Notice that this goal is measurable given that the business owner’s expected sales increase is by 10%. Additionally, the goal has a deadline of 7/1/2018.
3. Stop Micromanaging.
One final organizational strategy that business owners can utilize to keep their companies going and growing is ending their proclivity to micromanage. Interestingly, many business owners micromanage their employees with the intent of keeping everyone on track to completing activities that are important for business growth. Yet while micromanaging is ultimately an attempt at keeping everyone and everything organized, it rarely works. This is the case for many reasons, including the fact that many if not most staff members take offense when they perceive that their employees don’t believe they possess the level of confidence and/or competence necessary to complete tasks quickly and correctly. In many cases, micromanagement causes employees to become discouraged, at which point they may leave tasks incomplete or quit. This is why business owners who are determined to keep their companies organized should avoid micromanagement at all costs.
Instead of micromanaging, business owners should focus on consistently, effectively training employees to complete more and more assignments with excellence and expedience. This way, the business owner can delegate with the confidence that the staff member has the good judgment and expansive skill set necessary to get things done quickly and correctly.
4. Product Optimization.
Using the right products is one of the best ways to ensure that your business will begin operating more effectively. This technique works …