Wednesday, July 18, 2007
As the business owner, you not only experience these time wasters, you need to see how you can eliminate some of it to make your employees more productive. Tim Ferriss wrote The 4-Hour Work Week about Productivity, Pareto's Principle, and Work-Life Balance. See the video here or listen to his talk from SXSW here. WSJ has an article discussing Outsourcing and sites like Guru.com, eLance.com, and rentacoder.com. Tim talks about GetFriday.com and workaholics4hire.com. (I have a Virtual Assistant from AssistU.com and I do not utilize her enough). Delegation is a leadershbip quality. It's a muscle that needs to be exercised to get stronger. And Outsourcing is about delegating and getting the best bang for the buck, especially for skills that are not available in-house.