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Cutting The Corners In Business

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

/ by Nurdin Budi Mustofa
Business is a hard game. You’ve got to balance a lot of plates, juggle a lot of balls and generally keep everything spinning as well. It’s something that few people master; it takes a certain mindset to be successful, and this isn’t a trait that can be learned. For most people, it is an innate sense that they take forward and build upon. However, it’s not a case of you’ve either got it or you haven’t - despite the fact that you can’t learn to balance everything if you haven’t got the skills already there for it, you can definitely learn how to manage it so that other people are performing the tricks on your behalf.

Cutting The Corners In Business

Utilise Your Staff

Everybody has a different talent, and there are high chances that there are more strings to your employees bows than you were initially aware of. Being able to tap into these skills is a case of being allowed - you shouldn’t push for more than they are willing to give. Nevertheless, you should be willing to offer a pay rise or other benefits in exchange for expanding upon a role that you didn’t originally give. It’s only fair and you’ll be able to really expand on what your staff are able to offer your business.


You’re never going to have the perfect team that can do absolutely everything, and this is where outsourcing comes into play. Whether you are looking for managed IT solutions to take some of the strain off of your computer services, or an accountant to completely cover your business finances, this is a corner that is being cut in companies all over the world. However, it’s not to be looked at as a corner cut, but rather a necessary shortcut to where you need to be. There aren’t many business owners who can’t admit to outsourcing at least some of their jobs, so don’t feel guilty about not keeping it in house. It’ll save you time, energy and money.

Cutting The Corners In Business

Go With What’s Come Before

If you know that a process works, don’t try and change it. It’s like trying to reinvent something as simple as the wheel - you don’t need to make work harder for yourself when the answer is sitting straight in front of you. Although you can’t necessarily take an idea fully (you’ll be facing a lawsuit if you do), there’s no harm in magpie-ing ideas to take advantage of within your own business. This isn’t so much managing other people to do your work for you, but instead expanding on the work that has already been done. There needs to be some investment of your time and initiative upon it, but it should be enough to make the idea stand out from the crowd and be different to other people who have ventured along the same path. That way you know that you have made your mark without treading upon anyone else’s toes - which is a risky chance to take when you are in business.

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