Would you like to know how to increase your company’s performance while reducing your operating costs? Or perhaps you would like to increase your productivity by optimizing your resources but don’t quite know how to proceed? Here are a few tips that will help you achieve your goals.
Look at your business with a fresh perspective
As mentioned by Sylvain Rouillard – a renowned psychologist and creativity specialist with more than 25 years’ experience –, looking at your company’s operational processes allows you to see what needs to be improved.
For instance, by looking at and analyzing the way you bag potato chips as if it were the first time, you might be able to see what methods or way of doing things need to be improved. Maybe you could change the quantity of chips you put in every bag, or change the size of the bag instead. Perhaps you will be able to find a way to avoid chip crumbs at the bottom of the bags.
By looking at things with a fresh perspective, you will get to reflect on why you do things this way specifically and not another way. Eventually, this will lead to new solutions that will certainly help you save big and increase your sales figures.
Indeed, when you have been doing things a certain way for a long time, you tend to forget to question your current methods, and think that it is the way to go. However, more often than not, there are other methods that would be better suited for your business. The problem is, we are so used to using the same techniques that we have been using for ages, that we do not even think of ways to improve them! Seeing things differently allows you to question what seems obvious to being with.
In an upcoming post, we will see how creativity can help you increase your business’ performance level and improve your business processes.
Take advantage of untapped resources
Have you ever thought of using what is unusable to improve your company’s performance and productivity? Or maybe taking advantage of resources that you had on hand without even realizing it?
Well, if that is not the case, you should definitely think about it. A firm specialized in business process improvement can help you take advantage of such resources and tell you how exactly you should use them to boost your productivity.
For example, let’s suppose that you manage a multimedia company, and that you have powerful database at your disposition that was put together by your employees on an individual basis, but never thought of producing a joint document that would benefit everyone. Consequently, your employees must start from scratch each time they need to contact their colleagues.
In the long run, this could lead to dozens and even hundreds of lost work hours and considerably affect your productivity, thus reducing your profits.
Contact us today in order to learn how you could improve your company’s performance and productivity.