How to Improve Business Processes
If you're a business owner who has decided that it's time for your business to "become more productive," then we have news for you. It's going to take a lot more than wishful thinking to turn your business into a productivity machine.
Let's look at what increase productivity really means. Increased productivity is a broad term meaning that your employees and your departments are putting out more "products" more quickly (and hopefully at lower costs, so the bottom line improves). It doesn't matter whether the "products" are widgets produced on a manufacturing line or financial reports from your accounting department. Every employee, every department has a mandate to produce.
A desire to increase productivity and reduce costs is a great place to start, but without an end goal and a concrete plan, that's all it is -- just a desire. It's rather like saying "I'm going to lose weight -- or exercise more. Without a specific goal and a workable plan to get there it's not going to happen.