Business Productivity: the 5 Qualities you Should Aim for

5 qualities business productivity Kohezion

 

I’m always curious to learn what are the qualities of the people I admire. Lately, I have been observing the most productive people and businesses around me and I came to the conclusion that the most productive of them share these five qualities. Here is what I have learned in details.

 

Punctuality

I ranted about this many times before. (Also here, and here!) To me, being punctual is not an option. It shows to others that you respect them and their time. Being punctual, not too early and definitely not late, will save you a lot of time you can use to improve your business productivity.

Open-mindedness

To be able to do things differently and to be open to all possibilities is a great quality to possess. Staying stuck in your old ways will slow you down and ultimately hurt your business productivity. When you are open to new ideas, you solve problem more easily and faster. You open-mindedness should also show in the way to interact with others. More prospects will want to do business with you if you are open to them. Your coworkers will love to work with you since you show such great openness.

Organization

Productivity and organization go hand in hand. Being organized mean that you make the best out of your time and resources. I love to take 15 to 30 minutes at least two times a day to organize by tasks. It helps me stay focussed on what matter the most.

Of course, I use Kohezion to track my tasks. My task tracker application is quite simple. I name my tasks, write a short description if needed, use a date-time range field to be able to see in in a calendar, use a drop down menu for its status and finally an other drop down menu to prioritize my tasks. I then have a few searches to make sure I can access my tasks quickly.

Being organized means that you use the best tools tailored to your needs. I already confessed that it took me a while to let go of my paper organizer. But today, I am glad I finally made the switch to Kohezion. Being able to create all the applications I need, without programming and all under the same roof is a great boost to my business productivity.

Discipline

As I just said, being focussed is vital to maintain a good business productivity. Once you organize your tasks, you need to be able to stick to the plan. You need to be able to say yes to what you should, but also to say no to what could hurt your productivity.

You also need discipline to deliver high quality work every single day. Each task, no matter its importance should be given the same care. You attention to details will lead to you to higher productivity.

 Curiosity

To be curious is to keep learning at all times and in all situations. This means that if you don’t know the answer, search for it. Simple, right?

 

Do you agree with my list? What would you remove or add to the list? Please leave a comment with your suggestion to feed the discussion.

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Marie-Josee Porlier

Sales Director at Kohezion
Marie-Josée Porlier is the Sales Director and main blogger @ Kohezion. Ask her your questions about the cloud computing industry, online database software, database applications, legacy systems, business solutions and business productivity. She can be reached at mjporlier(at)kohezion(dot)com.
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