It’s 2019: Don’t Spend Time, Invest It! Make 2019 Better than 2018

February 7, 2019
Posted in Resources
February 7, 2019 GraemeH

What are your plans for 2019, 2020 and indeed 2010? Did you make any New Year’s resolutions and how are they going? Whether or not you’re a fan of New Year’s resolutions, the start of a new year is invariably a time for some reflection. It’s also a great time to check on your short and mid term planning. You need to make sure you are spending your time, be that now or the next few years wisely.

And ironically, if you don’t have time for reflection, that may be a fact worth reflecting on too. Despite his considerable wealth, Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc., once said, “It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.

It’s a resource that we all have, and it’s not renewable – time lost is gone forever. That’s why making the best use of the time you have needs to be a top priority.

As author and educator Stephen Covey said in his 1994 book First Things First, “the key is in not spending time, but in investing it.

How do you spend your time?

With those words of wisdom in mind, can you recall the most valuable investments of your time over the past year? We’ll bet that they didn’t involve repetitive tasks, moving data around, or re-answering questions.

Perhaps you won some new higher-margin business, streamlined part of your operations, or built stronger relationships with the people who matter; the sort of things that really add value.

It stands to reason that you and your team will be happier and more successful if you can focus your energy and creativity on these high-value activities, while using the right tools and technologies to manage the rest.

Focus on what’s important

That’s where Innovise can help you. Our Timegate package frees you up to focus on what’s important to you and your business.

  • Its News, Messaging and Document functions keep your team informed and engaged, and save you time in communications; 
  • Functions such as Diary and Holiday make scheduling a doddle for everyone involved; and,
  • The new Service Delivery facility keeps your operations moving efficiently, even when managing a live incident across shift-changes, eliminating the need for time-consuming phone calls and imperfect memory.
  • The innate automations help you integrate better processes saving you material amounts of time and money
  • Removing errors and problems ‘between’ systems, as well as removing manual operations also saves you that most precious of commodities; time.

Timegate ensures every employee, frontline or back office, always have the information they need to do their jobs, speeding up response times, and cutting out the need to reply manually to inquiries.

Make the decision now that time matters, and make a resolution that you and your team will invest it more effectively in 2019 than you did in 2018. Then equip yourself with the tools you need to make that happen.

 

This time next year, when you think back on 2019, you’ll be glad you did!