Businesses often measure productivity by output during comparable time periods. For example, if your company produces 1,000 units one week and 1,100 units the next, it’s more productive the second week. In other cases, businesses measure productivity by comparing employees, locations or distribution methods. If Sarah sells $10,000 worth of business during the month while Gary sells $9,000, Sarah is more productive.
Productivity is a matter of perspective, but doesn’t necessarily equate to higher value on its own. Poor capital allocation can turn increased productivity into a burden rather than a blessing. Companies can become more productive and drive growth by focusing on core business activities, using technology to maximize time and resources, and pulling on opposite ends of fundamentals and creativity.
Master the basics
Proper use of applications and technology along with implementing policies and procedures to be followed is a baseline must in business.
Focus on what matters
Employees first, then customers. Leaders must be the ultimate resource for the employee while at the same time staying locked in on the overall objective.
Multi-tasking (unless 100% necessary) should be avoided. Block out distractions, set strict time-lines, and do the most important s**t first.
Unless something or someone is making or saving you more money, do what the most successful people do, say no A LOT more than yes.
Chances are, you already delegate a lot of tasks to subordinates. The way to scale is to get more people to delegate stuff to.