Deadline! A word that not only scares but also freights the souls of even the best planners. You have all the resources and manpower required to deliver at a time at your disposal yet, you want the workflow to explode to increase productivity, and you want it now. Well, welcome to one of the most popular conceptual terms in productivity ‘Productivity Crunch’.
In this blog of Transformation Tuesday, we are going to enlighten you with the concept of Productivity Crunch and how to thrive in it. One can strive in a productive crunch by following these steps:
- Create pieces and plan accordingly
Work in a smart manner and break your huge list in a small part and commit to them in the allocated time frame. This way, not only you will be able to reduce the workload of the entire task but will also be able to focus on the smaller core sections and excel in it. Also, try to be realistic while planning this entire layout.
- Incorporate digital tools
Hard work is well complemented with digital tools and technology. Advancements will not only reduce the amount of the work the carrier has to do but will also facilitate in automating the production processes. This will consequently provide you with an edge over your competitors.
Pull in the reinforcements when required in an emergency. Push fresh and more capable hands to work. Be the task leader or taskmaster when required and capitalize on it to get the work done.
- Optimize processes and minimize freights wherever possible
An optimized process is the best option to get the results quickly in a shorter time frame. Optimizing can be very helpful in avoiding the pitfalls of production crunch. Moreover, since optimization might require detailed analysis of data, digital tools can come in handy at this point of your production crunch.
- Work to complete the task efficiently
Work to complete the task in an efficient manner providing the best quality. The goal is not just to race the time and complete the work in time. Instead, the focus should be to provide quality and showcase timeliness to the clients. This approach will also help one in client retention in the future endeavours.
- Focus and Focus
Crunch mode in simple terms is defined as a race with time to provide quality work and deliver on time. This requires a lot of attention and focus. Applying only a part of you will limit your capabilities with distractions and things might go out of hand in the final moments.
- Step out of the box
You tend to become very comfortable in your specific modes of processes. These will not challenge you while crunching through the production processes. Instead, step out of your comfort zone and try to experiment and innovate on a parallel notion. This will not only help you learn but will also provide you with new options and paradigms.
- Promote Green
Fuel costs can also contribute to production crunch. Reducing your fuel cost by applying the “Go Green” principle in the unit can facilitate cash flow in other chains like logistics and manpower.
With a clear mind, discipline and encouragement, crunch – be it in production or any other chain can help you in reaching your goals and escalate the process rate and control module functionality. Although, one should definitely not make a habit of crunching processes and exercises, instead work on time and avoid delays and hassle.
Written & Compiled By Faber Kishlay & Faber Mayuri