Tag - How to Prioritise Tasks

How are work priorities linked to your life plan? Understanding how to prioritise tasks and work can only begin once you have a clear plan for yourself and your business. First, look at the stage your business is at. Go to the menu “Business Life Cycle and Industry Type“. Second, work out where you are heading, personally, and what you want out of the business. Once you have a clear picture, then start looking at what changes are needed. To assist, learn about the techniques Agile; Scrum and Kanban. In addition, the Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) cycle will give your movement forward structure. Alternatively, do you think that your skill of multitasking is positive. Read on to find out why multitasking is NOT your friend. Finally, your journey on discovering how to prioritise tasks will ultimately free your time and reduce stress.

Business Changes Planning: How to Choose Next Step

When you are planning the next steps for your business improvement, there are usually several changes that you could choose from. You believe all these steps will improve your business on your path to Sustainable Business Success.  The problem is, it can be very confusing to decide which, of the many...

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Tips on Productivity & Motivation

Increasing Productivity & Motivation is key to Growing Profit Growing Profit is normally one of the principal goals of business and we have a mass of advice to assist with this goal. Every Manager has a number of 'Levers' that they can 'pull' to Grow Profit.  12Faces collects and distils out the...

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How the Plan/Do/Check/Act (PDCA) Cycle Builds Important Routines

The business world is full of uncertainty.  Many managers cross their fingers, build the planned addition to their business in its entirety, or their start-up, then launch it and pray.  The most common outcome from this approach is - failure or, at best, mediocre success.  Starting with the auto industry...

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How to Do Your Life Plan

The old adage that ‘money isn’t everything’ is very true.  Wealth, in its own right, is a pretty limited description of what goes together to make a life worth living.  In 12Faces, we stress the need for a clear sense of direction for your business by way of having clear...

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80/20 Principle and the Theory of Constraints

This is 12Faces equivalent of Godzilla meets the Hulk! In our language it is the mixing of the 80/20 Rule, which promises up to 16x growth and the Theory of Constraints (TOC) approach, which describes the most liberating aspect of your production line.

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How to Plan Work with Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM)

Some businesses that use project management software like the Critical Path Method (CPM) should also take the time to learn about the much less well known Critical Chain Project Management technique as it has a proven track record for dramatically speeding up projects.  Blue Belt

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How to use Adwords to Test your Business Strategy

Adwords for Strategy An alternative and very useful way to use Google AdWords is to test the viability of proposed new business directions on the internet.  Properly used, AdWords can bring buyers to test pages where you are testing new products, methods, prices and any other variable that you are uncertain...

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Take Advantage of Agile / Scrum / Kanban to Increase Productivity

In a smaller business there is always plenty to do and many demands on a managers most limited resource; time.  Often the owners time is the major bottleneck on the growth of the business (see the introductory article to Theory of Constraints).  Plenty of other businesses have struggled with prioritising time...

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How to Use Our Business Tune-up Menu

This Tuneup Menu is a periodic review of the state of your business with a view to streamlining and removing poor practices that have crept in over time.  A good Tuneup will lead you back to best practice, better productivity and higher profits. Yellow Belt

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Why Multitasking is not your Friend

The ability to, and the act of, multitasking is sometimes seen as a good thing. However, it can be clearly demonstrated that multitasking is an inefficient process that can contribute to waste in any business.  Yellow Belt

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