This is pretty basic really. Management 101. But I have to ask everyone who manages a newsagency: do you start your day with a to do list? My follow-up questions is: do you check that you’ve completed everything?
I am sometimes surprised at how much management time is spent running a newsagency. It’s usually considerably more that a chain store (or department) of a similar revenue size. I’ve noticed in some newsagencies where there is way more management time spent that I;d expect – there is no plan for the day, week or month, no to-do list. Days happy … they’re always busy … I am told. But I am also told that they don’t get to important projects because there is no time.
Time availability is a function of how you manage it.
I start every day with a to-do list. Always have.