5 Workplace Habits Costing You Cash
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

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There’s always talk of time management and how it can either facilitate revenue or drain you of your cash. It’s quite telling how wasting time can be just like throwing money away. You could be going through the same routines every day and not realize how those routines can be ineffective and nonproductive. Take a look at a few workplace habits that could be taking salary out of your pockets:

Turn off replay.

Repeating tasks can become an epidemic. Take a minute to think about the repetitive actions you take on any given day, then invest your effort into setting up hacks.

If you send similar emails every day, create a Word document to store generic messages or try Gmail’s Canned Responses feature. Make sure you have a standard invoice template, and bookmark websites you visit regularly. Once you get your repeat-life organized, your workflow will improve.

Also consider the repeat interactions you have with customers. Create an FAQ page on your website or an introduction packet that offers in-depth insight into your services. Efforts like these don’t replace communication with your clients, but they do free up more of your time for other work.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.

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