Remote work is here to stay for many businesses, which can have both positive and negative implications. It’s best to be realistic about both the benefits and challenges when finding a work model that works for your team. Read on for tips about remote work and team productivity from members of the online small business community.
Consider the Benefits and Downsides of Working from Home
So many teams are still working with a remote or hybrid model. And there are definitely positives to this type of work. But there are also downsides to consider. Rachel Strella discusses some of her favorite and least favorite factors in this post on the Strella Social Media blog.
Promote a Healthy Remote Work Life Balance
One of the major downsides of remote work for many is the inability to separate work from other areas of life. So promoting a healthy work life balance is paramount. Grace Donaldson shares tips in this Process Street post. And members of the BizSugar community chimed in with their own thoughts here.
Minimize Meeting Time and Get More Done
Meetings can be beneficial for getting all team members on the same page. But they can also take up valuable work time. To make the most of your meetings without negatively impacting productivity, read this Startup Professionals Musings post by Marty Zwilling.
Successfully Manage Your Digital Marketing Functions
Outsourcing can be a great way to increase your team’s productivity. But there are some potential issues that may arise. Luckily, Ivan Widjaya of SMB CEO explains how to solve these problems here.
Manage Your Business Budget Effectively
As a small business owner, it’s up to you to deploy resources and manage your budget. This includes everything from hiring to investing in new team productivity solutions. Learn more about budgeting solutions in this Small Biz Viewpoints post by Harry and Sally Vaishnav.
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Hire a Talent Person Earlier Than You Think
Bringing on a new team member to manage your talent may seem like something for large businesses. But this step can be vital for smaller teams as well. Learn about the benefits and process in this Zinc post by Luke Shipley.
Save Your Time and Manpower with Outsourcing Services
If you plan to outsource certain business functions, you need to figure out lots of details. But there are services that can do much of the actual work for you. In this eAskme post, Guarav Kumar explores how these services can save businesses time and manpower.
Hire a Dedicated Development Team
Businesses can thrive by outsourcing various functions. But certain areas like software development are even better suited for outsourcing because of how specialized they are. This 01 post by Vikrant Bhalodia includes a guide for hiring this type of team.
Find the Right Supplier for Your Small Business
Your small business team may include more than just your employees and freelancers. The vendors and suppliers you work with can also make a big difference. In this Small Biz Tipster post, Lisa Sicard details seven ways to choose the right one for your business.
Find the Right Email Autoresponder for Your Needs
Automation tools can also help you and your team be more productive. Email autoresponders fall high on the list for many busy professionals. If you’re looking for a great option, read the ones in this Blogging Wizard post by Adam Connell. Then visit BizSugar to see what members are saying.
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