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Make mornings easier with end-of-day rituals

Posted on January 26, 2016 by admin

As all productive workers know, the end of a working day is just as important as the beginning. While the lead up to finishing time in the late afternoon usually sees the majority of workers counting down the minutes until they can clock off, productive workers that engage in a few simple rituals at the end of the day can help them get off to a fast start in the morning.

Closing rituals can help you pinpoint exactly what you have to do the next day as soon as you walk into the office, increasing the likelihood of getting more things done, and not having to take your work home with you. Here is a three-step routine to help you to make sure you start every day on track.

Triage your to-do list
Evaluate what you can realistically complete today, and what could be pushed back to the next day. Adjust your to-do list based on this. Any task that is non-essential can be moved further back, delegated to someone else, or removed entirely.

Review tomorrow’s calendar
While it is natural to focus on what you have to get done now on busy days, making a point of checking your calendar a few hours before you finish work can mitigate the possibility of forgetting about a commitment that requires preparation work. For example, if you need to prepare for a meeting tomorrow, judge whether you should start preparing this afternoon or first thing in the morning.

Update tomorrow’s to-do list
When you’ve finished all of today’s tasks, spend a couple of minutes reviewing tomorrow’s to-do list. Decide whether tasks need to be completed in a certain order or prioritise items based on their importance. Organising tomorrow’s to-do list means you can walk into work the next morning knowing exactly what you’re going to work on instead of spending precious time getting organised.

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Things to consider before rebranding your business

Posted on February 13, 2020 by admin

Rebranding your business can seem like a daunting task, as it can involve a range of arduous tasks such as changing designs, updating clients, retraining staff and changing your marketing strategies.

However, rebranding can be an option for many businesses if:

To make the task of rebranding seem less daunting, consider these tips before starting to help you in your process.

Evaluate your need for rebranding
Make sure that the reason for your rebranding is valid and don’t act on impulse decisions. Rebranding can take a lot of time and resources and can often decrease your business if not done successfully, so it is important that you evaluate if rebranding is right for your business and outline the reasons why. It can be helpful to talk to staff about it to get ideas from people who are also invested in the success of your business.

Plan a budget
Before you rush into rebranding your business, make sure you have the funds to do so. Research and estimate how many resources will go into different areas of rebranding, e.g. marketing, website design, training staff etc. and outline a budget that can help you manage your finances through the process.

Have a strategy
Before you start rebranding, plan out a strategy that will guide you in the process and can increase the chances of success. This will help the process run more smoothly and prevent unexpected challenges that could detriment your business.

Solidify your mission and values
Having a clear understanding of the mission and values you want your business to have going forward can help you make important branding decisions and help build the foundation for your new brand. Having you and your staff on the same page with the business mission and values can improve efficiency and motivation when working on the rebrand.

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