Calling all Finance professionals! Are you too busy to save time?
With the increase in workplace demands over the years, it’s common for business leaders and employees to feel overwhelmed and overworked. When you’re busy, the last thing you want to do is add another task to your plate.
But being busy does not always mean the same thing as being productive.
In fact, being constantly preoccupied can become a problem – a paradoxical spiral that’s difficult to break free from.
The anxiety associated with constant deadlines and organisational pressure shuts out productivity improvement ideas – because you think you’re too busy to deal with this right now.
How do we break this cycle?
First off, understand that to be productive, you need to find ways to use your time as efficiently as possible.
One way to do this is to set up the right systems in place to help you streamline your work and save you time.
Do you spend too much time on manual processes and getting to data?
Do you have to manually rekey or upload information from other systems?
Is data not at your fingertips, resulting in hours of manual data manipulation?
Nodding your head?
We’ve got news for you!
You can automate all of these tasks by implementing the right financial management system or enterprise resource planning software.
The myth that says “if you’re too busy to do something right now, it can be put off until later” should be put to rest in this regard.
Because delaying your system implementation will cumulatively lead to more wasted time and lost opportunities in the long run.
If implemented early, not only will your new system help you get a better handle on your finances and business processes but will also save you time to focus on other things that matter.
Nobody wants to do manual or repetitive work!
But everyone in your finance team wants to add value – and you’ll only be able to do that by being less busy.
If you keep delaying a new system implementation, you’ll miss out on heaps of benefits.
You’ll end up in the viscous circle of playing catch up – a process that can be both costly and complicated.