Vendorland.ca Web Directory, Canadian small business listing, saving coupons, promotion
HOME BUSINESS DIRECTORY BUSINESS by LOCATION ONLINE SHOPPING ONLINE STORES
Business News | Business Tips | Site Map | Testimonials

Featured Business
NEW!

VendorGallery Savings and Promotions

Weight Management Products

Aloe Vera Products Canada


Lenovo Current Promotions

Click Here for the latest promotions from Lenovo Canada!
Dates: 14/3/14 – 20/3/14


 
BUSINES TIPS

Cell Phones, Email and Work-life Balance: A Strategy for Small Business Owners
Sometimes it feels like the work of a small business owner never ends. There is always one more sales call you can make or one more thing you could do to make a client really happy. If this wasn't enough, now we have cell phones, blackberries, and instant messaging; so we really can be on call 24/7.

But let's face it, even small business owners get tired. And eventually, if you want a life outside of your business, you need a strategy to mange the calls and emails that can easily crowd out your personal time. Below, I've included a few suggestions to help you create a plan so you can successfully obtain a sense of balance, while still taking advantage of communication technology.

Recommendations to create work-life balance when using cell phones and other communication technologies:

1) Decide in advance when you are willing to allow work into your personal life. For example, you may turn off your cell phone at dinner time, and then leave it on for the rest of the night.

2) Decide in advance who you are willing to allow into your personal time. For example, you may be willing to reply to an email from your most important client on the weekend, but not a supplier.

3) Decide in advance the nature of the work you are willing to do during your personal time. For example, you may only do emergency work for your clients at night. All of your other work you complete during work hours.

4) Decide how you will effectively communicate your work availability to relevant stakeholders. For example, you may tell your clients that you are only available for emergencies outside of work hours.

Having a proactive plan to deal with communication technologies will help you create a healthy work-life balance. A proactive plan requires that you know when, for whom, and the kind of work for which you are willing to disrupt your personal time. And remember, a plan only works if you follow it through!

This article was adapted from the book Making Working From Home Work, by Jane Orend. More information on the book is available at http://www.wlrt.ca. Copyright 2006-2007, Jane Orend. All rights reserved


Share

SEO - Search Engine Optimization for Web Sites
Ask For The Order
Your Web Site 12 Planning Steps
Friend or Foe
Targeted Busy For Great Results
Cell Phones, Email and Work-life Balance: A Strategy for Small Business Owners
Minimal Verifiable Income: Mortgages for Entrepreneurs
Santa Isn't The Only One With A List
Sales Success - No Magic Bullet
10 Secrets to Self-Publishing
"How to Use On-line Directories to Promote Your Book" by Manisha Solomon of Solotext Editorial
My symbol of communication
How can I get out of the routine and be motivated?
The Biggest Fear: Complacency


 


Follow Us


 
 
home | canadian small business directory | business by location | business network | coupons | online stores
farmers markets | classifieds | careers | our services
contact us | links | site map | testimonials
Copyright 2004-2014 © Web site design, SEO marketing by VendorLand.ca
Search Engine Optimization, Online Marketing
privacy policy