Business tips for the Ottawa Small Business Owner!
3 Time Wasters Small Business Owners should keep an eye on:
Time waster during business hours #1
Talking during work hours with other workers
Surveys say, according to business respondents that talking with other workers during working hours is the number one waste of time. This was #1 before computer glitches, meetings and surfing the internet. As a business owner, you want your employees to love coming to work and want to create a healthy job environment. However, some employees might get cared away. Read more useful Small Business CEO tips HERE.
Time waster during business hours #2
Facebook and other Social Media
Non-Work related Internet surfing during business hours was the second highest wast of time at work. Business owners should make the rules clear right up front about mobile device, social media like Facebook and Twitter usage at work. Many Businesses in Ottawa offers their employees to check their personal emails during their lunch and others refuses it all together.
In 2014, 64% of workers visited non-work related websites everyday during working hours.
Advice: If your employees want to spend time on Facebook, why not use it to your advantage. You can request they mention your Brand to all their friend to increase your brand awareness.
Here are 6 tools to increase brand awareness on Social media: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/6-social-media-monitoring-tools/
Time waster during business hours #3
Useless & un-important Business Meetings
In 2014, 37% felt at least half the time they were in a work meeting that it was a waste of their time. 6.67% felt meetings are 100% productive but 1% felt meetings are 100% unproductive.
Evan Thompson wrote 10 tips to lead a meeting effectively in the Globe in mail here :
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