You know who showed the world how to batch business in a big way? Henry Ford. He didn’t describe his assembly line idea as some sort of batching device. But that’s what it was. At least for the industry.
Mr. Ford’s business was building cars
And he was able to batch business tasks by building that assembly line.
When he separated the jobs and put each one in its own place in the line, he was able to build way more cars in less time. And that’s a famous big win.
I remember a client who was going through a very rough spot in her business.
And it certainly wasn’t her work ethic or skills. She had oodles of both. In fact, she’s almost incomparable at what she does. So, I suggested we go over her schedule of a typical day. And, as it turned out, she just needed better control of her activities.
So, I showed her how to batch business tasks. And she quickly lost that feeling of being out of control. It was a fun and exciting thing to watch.
Batching just means you keep the same kinds of tasks together and do a bunch of them at the same time.
And it can make you almost exponentially more productive.
Because you don’t have to shift gears so much. Like sending out an email, then answering a phone call, then writing your notes, then…well, you get it. Right?
Instead of all that, batch all your emails. And send them out. Then batch the phone calls you’ll need to make and do them all together. Then, do your other daily work that way. And you might be surprised at how quickly and easily you can form much better habits.
The time blocking tool in my RondaReady System helped my client batch those daily tasks. And she told me that instead of feeling like sharks were circling she started feeling like she’s safe in her speed boat.
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