Time To Consider An Alternative To The Dysfunctional OfficePosted by Tracy Baker on Aug 20, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments
If you’ve ever watched an episode or two of that long running TV hit show “The Office,” you will no doubt have laughed at and enjoyed the antics of the dysfunctional office environment. So much of the work they do appears to be unproductive and is reflective of the traditional office that we have known for so many generations. There is a hierarchy within the office set up and certain people are assigned to do certain tasks, but often the tasks expand to fill the time available. In the corner office the manager is only marginally in control and somehow or other the business gets by eking out a small profit.
The successful business of today needs to look at this entire picture from a different angle. The small business owner or entrepreneur needs to understand that many administrative tasks need to be completed, but do they have to be addressed in the conventional way?
If you find that you have to spend a lot of your time overseeing employees in your office, or worse still taking on some of the work yourself, then you may in the broader scheme of things be as dysfunctional as the cast members on that television show.
Can you really afford to employ somebody, no matter how efficient they may be on the surface, to do a lot of your administrative tasks when you could be outsourcing to a virtual assistant instead? A good virtual assistant will take on these tasks without having to worry about the number of hours left “on the clock.” You, in turn, won’t have to worry about having to spend your time interacting with your office employee and won’t have to allocate so much more of your business resources to paying for associated overheads.
When it comes to a comparison between an in-house employee and a virtual assistant, there really is no comparison. Just consider all those monthly expenses, taxes, resources, insurances and other costs that you have to meet. In addition, you are spending far too much time managing all of this in-house when you could be enjoying a much more productive lifestyle by being more efficient in your delegation.
When you engage a team of virtual assistants to help you with your business operation, you should know that they will in turn efficiently delegate the work that needs to be done between them. You will interface with a supervisory person – an online business manager, and will be happy to know that all your necessary work will be completed on time and without an unnecessary draw on your resources. This in turn will allow you to spend more time working on what’s really necessary to enable your business to grow and expand, as well as giving you more time to spend at home, or in a social setting.
After all, shouldn’t you be making sure that the time you spend working is fruitful and profitable and enables you to have a much more productive social and family life? When you outsource properly at work you will be able to relax more at home. You can really put your feet up and laugh at “The Office” without worrying about your office problems, anymore.
How do YOU ensure that you are as productive as YOU can be? I’d love to hear your thoughts ….