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6 Scheduling Mistakes to Avoid

May 5, 2021 | 232 views

6 Scheduling Mistakes to Avoid
6 Scheduling Mistakes to Avoid

A common scheduling strategy is to divvy up the human resources by the hours and slots you need covered. It seems simple enough that way. But a good schedule also pays attention to key factors of productivity. When you overlook these factors, you probably make one of these common scheduling mistakes (that you should avoid).

Sticking to One Pattern. Consistency can be a good thing, of course, but scheduling has to flex based on real data. A schedule that doesn’t change when business needs change will become inefficient and more costly. Instead, review your peak hours, employee performance, and other things that are fluid. A limber scheduling pattern will improve shifts to suit your business’s ever-evolving demands.

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3 Rookie Scheduling Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

March 6, 2019 | 1,327 views

3 Rookie Scheduling Mistakes You Don't Want to Make
3 Rookie Scheduling Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

You can’t be everywhere at once when your business is doing well, so you decide to bring on some help. However, if you’ve never managed staff before, you may quickly learn that it’s not always easy to keep everyone happy with scheduling. To get the most out of your new employees and make them want to stick around a while, avoid these three rookie mistakes in scheduling your employees.


1. Not Including Employee Input on Hours

If you’re just getting started, be sure to listen carefully to your employees’ preferred schedule when hiring. Flexibility and work/life balance have become very important to nearly all employees.

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Scheduling Tips to Help You Maintain Your Sanity in Business

September 13, 2017 | 1,703 views

Scheduling Tips to Help You Maintain Your Sanity in Business

Scheduling Tips to Help You Maintain Your Sanity in Business

Managing a business is enough to make even the most grounded person feel frantic with pressure. There are deadlines, projects, people to manage, constant changes, and more.

 

If you’re feeling overwhelmed in your business, here are a few scheduling tips that can get you back to center and help you maintain (or reclaim) your sanity.

 

Buffer in Before and After Time

Every meeting, every appointment, and every task requires you to gear up before you can fully begin to engage. That requires about 15-minutes of mental refocus time before and after each task you work on throughout the day, or each conversation you have.

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An Efficient Workplace – Creative Tips to Avoid Blank Employee Stares

October 1, 2012 | 5,038 views

 

Creativity and Efficient Employees

How would you react if someone questioned the efficiency of your workplace? Are you defensive? Do you laugh? Perhaps you stop and think? The fact is it’s not what you’re told that matters, but how you react (to what you’re told) that will make a dramatic difference and increase workplace and employee efficiency.

 

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