Everyone knows that productivity is essential to any executive position, and this is especially true for retail executives. Ensuring productivity throughout the working day can be difficult, and for anyone new to an executive position, it can be difficult to gain the skills required for optimal performance.
However, there are certain tried and tested methods of ensuring your productivity, and these are used by top executives on a daily basis. Little changes to your routine can help boost efficiency and productivity, so why not incorporate these tips in your retail executive role?
1. Make ‘to do’ lists
Creating a list of things that you need to do at the start of the day can really help to structure your time in the office. It gives you a definitive plan for the day and ensures that you don’t forget anything that you need to do. A list also means you can add new tasks that come up, as well as feeling a sense of achievement when you cross something off. Equally, if you don’t finish the list for that day, you can easily move tasks over to tomorrow, which will help you prioritise your jobs.
2. Take a lunch break
While it may seem that working through your lunch break will mean you accomplish more, this is often not true. Taking a break for lunch will help you to revitalise during the day, and will give your mind a chance to switch off, relieving some of the stress that may have built up over the morning. Many retail executives will also stay away from electronic devices during this time, giving their eyes a break from screens and allowing their body some time to recharge before returning to work.
Sometimes it may seem that executives have to manage every task that comes their way, but the smart executives will know when and where it is appropriate to delegate. Delegating smaller tasks to other team members will free up your workload, allowing you to commit to the more important jobs. It will equally allow those below you to gain some experience of executive-level work, helping them to improve their own personal development within the company.
Being a retail executive means you need to keep your finger on the pulse, and always stay one step ahead of your competition. At Anthony Gregg, we know how to do this. Contact us today to see how we can help with your recruitment needs.