Those of us in the property management industry understand all too well the meaning of chaotic. It’s the nature of the job. From fielding inquiries, to meeting with clients, to scheduling appointments and managing accounting – some days there’s barely enough time to breath. It is for this very reason that harnessing productivity is so critical to being successful in our competitive field. Easier said than done, right? Not necessarily. Here are 5 elements that make up the formula for high productivity. Master these and you’ll be amazed at how much you can accomplish.
Big Picture Clarity
Having a clear vision of the overall goal of your organization will help you remain focused on getting everything done that you need to in order to accomplish that goal. If you define what you want to accomplish, you’ll understand exactly what you’re working for. Otherwise, it can be easy to get off track.
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Intelligent, highly productive people understand that you should never stop learning. Being open to new techniques, changing technology and innovative business ideas will help you keep working toward a more successful future for your organization. Everyone should be trainable and willing to learn – from entry level employees to executive management.
Ah, the golden rule of productivity. After all, how can you expect to get anything done if you aren’t able to focus and hold yourself accountable? The more disciplined you are with setting, and more importantly, sticking to a schedule, the more tasks you will be able to check off your to-do list
We’ve talked about the dangers of workplace distractions and how they can be detrimental to your organization’s productivity. One of the most important factors in overcoming these distractions is having self-control. Sometimes it’s not enough to just close your office door. You also have to be able to resist the urge to check every email as it comes in, or answer your phone every time it rings.
Simply put, none of the above elements will make an ounce of difference in your overall productivity unless you are committed to the process. Highly productive people dedicate their time, effort and energy to getting the job done, and end up with quality results.
So what makes a highly productive person? While there’s no magical solution, there are certain key elements that must be present in order to see results. At the end of the day, only those property managers who are open to new ideas, disciplined, committed, have self-control and a clear grasp on the big picture will truly be successful.
Do you and your team exhibit these elements? What qualities would you add to the list?
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