Every once in a while, there will be a day in which business comes to a crawl. The phones are quiet, the email requests are scarce, and there are no meetings on the calendar. At Trademark Management Group, these days can thankfully be quite rare. However, when our marketing specialists are faced with a slower business day, they know how to maximize it to the fullest. Consider their suggestions:
• Take Time to Organize: When business is strong, housekeeping details, like keeping your desktop clear, are neglected. A quiet day can be a perfect opportunity to catch up on your filing backlog or other tasks you’ve had to set aside. Once you’re caught up, prepare yourself for the next rush by organizing your schedule or streamlining a process so you’ll have more time later.
• Learn Something New: A slow day can be a precious gift for someone who wants to learn a new skill. During non-peak periods, such as around holidays, Trademark Management Group’s experts invest time in webinars or other e-learning programs and thus acquire knowledge they can apply to their projects. You can also visit other departments and discover how they contribute to the company and how you can collaborate.
• Create Something New for the Company: Assess your business’ needs to determine what could be improved and use this downtime to initiate a plan. Perhaps it is refreshing website content, or creating or refining an internal process document for more efficient workflow.
Next time you find that time at work is creeping, rather than watch the clock, embrace this opportunity to catch-up, learn, and even improve your company’s efficiencies. Carpe Diem – seize the day!