Lars Voedisch, Founder and Managing Director of PRecious Communications, was featured Forbes on February 21, 2020, in an article titled “How To Increase Operational Efficiency When Understaffed: 12 Valuable Tips”.
An agency, however prestigious, always suffers from employee turnover, resulting in understaffed business operations. How can an agency retain its efficiency levels, even when understaffed?
Here is Lars’ Comment as Featured in Forbes’ Article on how businesses can increase operational efficiency when they are understaffed
“See what you and your team can complete and answer with reasonable efforts and resources first and get that done right away. We live in an environment where it seems that ‘urgent’ always beats ‘important.’ Let’s not fall into that trap and make sure we are clear internally on priorities driving impact — and communicate this proactively to our clients.”
Read the remaining 11 valuable tips on how to increase your business’ operation efficiency in the original Forbes article.
Why Are We Talking About This?
In this global and rapidly changing business environment, the only sources of competitive advantage for an agency are its employees. Understaffing is a constant concern for any agency in any industry. As with any problem, it is not only important to talk about what it is, but also how to handle it. An agency can increase efficiency by investing in productivity software.
Moreover, eliminating niches and cross-training all employees to perform a wide variety of tasks should be a top priority for all agencies. Losing key employees can cause a severe dent on daily operations, with the rehiring process taking a significant amount of time. It is also advisable to not only deal with understaffing but also to prevent it.