It makes sense that a busy business is a successful business, but more than just being busy and the positive outcome being profit, being busy is good for everyone involved. Those who are busy are the ones who feel accomplished at the end of the day, knowing they had a solid day of work under their belts. They are the people who helped their coworkers, their clients and their company. All of these things lead to satisfied employees and clients, which is really the key to a successful business.
Of course, there is a sweet spot where people are busy enough, but not overwhelmed. The perfect amount of busy is where they are busy enough to focus on their job without the dragging time that sends them to the land of distraction. Boredom and being overwhelmed are two opposite sides of the spectrum that lead to the same outcome: unsatisfied employees. Whether they are driven to dissatisfaction by monotony or stress, they are still unhappy. Finding this balance of business will make your business a success.
Having a plan for staying organized while busy will minimize room for error
Before things get busy, it is important to have a plan in place that will help to decrease the likelihood for mistakes and being overwhelmed. There are certain periods of time that are slower, and during these times, employees can brush up on their skills in areas they may feel weak, come up with methods to help stay organized rather than overwhelmed, and find solutions for areas that may need work.
Learning weaknesses from past busy spells can help map out areas for improvement. Once you know where you need to work, you can improve in those areas while you have the time. Work efficiently, not rushed. Being efficient allows you to work at a quick pace, without the accompanying mistakes that come along with rushing. Being efficient comes from practice, repetition and knowing your job inside and out. Essentially, once you know how to work efficiently, you’re embodying the work smarter, not harder mantra.
If you’re busy, there isn’t time for slacking
Everyone has had a job where a key part of the typical work day is spent trying to look busy. When you try to look busy, you find ways to surf the web, take the long way to the restroom, and ways to play games on your cell phone that make it look like you’re intently calculating something and not determining the best way to connect four candies. These skills have their time and place, but in the workplace, this slacking can overflow from the quiet times into the busy times.
Slacking isn’t just bad for the company during the time spent slacking, it creates a work style for employees that can be hard to break when things start to get busy. If you’re regularly busy, your focus will be on your work all the time, which will effectively make you a harder worker, who is much more efficient because you don’t have to change gears. When you’re busy, you’re always in work mode while you’re at work, which allows for better focus on the task at hand, while coming up with more efficient ways to work.
Busy employees have a sense of job security
There is always that haunting feeling a person has whose job is slow and mundane, that their position could be eliminated without much of a blip on the radar of the grand scheme of things in the workplace. If you’re always wondering how long you will have a job because it is so slow, it can do a number on morale — it can make good workers look for work elsewhere, and it can make people uncomfortable at work.
When you’re busy, and you do your job well, you’re not going to be wondering if there is enough work to keep your position. You know that if you miss a day of work your coworkers are saddled with a lot of extra work. This gives employees the feeling that they are valuable, that they are a part of the team and that they are secure in their position.
Time Flies when You’re Busy
One of the big parts of being busy that many people enjoy is how fast the weekend comes. When you’re busy, you don’t have time to count the hours and stare at the clock waiting for quitting time. When you’re busy, the day ends and you’re wondering how it’s already Friday. That’s a pretty good feeling to have, even if it does mean you have a lot of work throughout the week.
When time flies, Monday isn’t really that daunting because you know that it’ll be over soon enough. Being busy is a great feeling when at the end of the day you’re thinking 5 o’clock came fast, and that you completed a solid day of work. They say time flies when you’re having fun, but it also flies when you’re busy… could that mean you’re actually having fun at work?!
Practice Makes Perfect
If you’re busy, chances are your skills will continue to improve because you’re using them all day, every day. You’ll get better at your job, more efficient and while being busy may cause inevitable mistakes along the way, the more you do, the better you’ll get. What better way than to master your job under any circumstance.
You’ll also encounter more situations during a time of business that gives employees more experience that will help shape them for future incidents. The more experience they have, the better service they’ll be able to provide.
If you’re able to perfect your game through being busy, then your business will certainly benefit from the improved morale, the efficient workers and days that fly by. It’s safe to say that while business can take adjusting to at first, once you’ve mastered being busy then you’ll find that business truly is the key to a successful business.
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