As a business manager, you understand how critical it is to stay productive to remain competitive and bring in consistent profits. You also realize that your business has limited resources and you often have to focus on improving your efficiencies to drive business growth.
Successful people know that for every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned. Especially the owners of both small and medium-sized businesses are well aware of this simple truth that keeps them ahead of the game. Considering that the planning is the key of well performed job, the Digital Task Management Software became the main tool of any business operator nowadays. So, if you are still using the old-fashioned handwritten checklists, probably it’s about time to reconsider your old habits in order to improve your business as well as increase your productivity.
On June 30, the U.S. Department of Labor published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking related to overtime requirements for employees. The notice should be regarded as an urgent head’s-up for anyone in the restaurant business, because under the proposed rules, the minimum salary owners will have to pay in order to exempt their employees from eligibility for overtime is going to increase more than 100 percent.
As a supervisor, you may be required to write to-do lists to help you stay on track and be productive, but yet find yourself choosing to complete only the most critical tasks and having ignored the least important ones at the end of the day. Who would blame you? According to researchers, our minds can only process up to 7 tasks without feeling overwhelmed; anything beyond this and we risk pulling our own hair out.
David Scott Peters over at TheRestaurantExpert.com wrote an interesting article on how something as simple as a checklist can save you a lot of headaches as a restaurant owner. One of his readers, Margaret P, loved the idea, but wasn’t sure where to keep her paper checklists so that they wouldn’t be forgotten or overlooked, especially since she had a lot of people working in a small kitchen. Luckily, Margaret, there’s an app for that.