We are slaves to our schedules. At home it can be juggling appointments, soccer games, family dinners, and maybe a few hours to sleep. At work, your schedule can be even more overwhelming—and just like at home, you probably aren’t only worrying about yourself.
All of us have our own lives, our own drama, and our own worlds to worry about in addition to work—and often, schedules falls by the wayside. Managers, in particular, face this challenge when it comes to finding employees who can cover missed shifts, illnesses or other personal crises that arise.
As a result, your schedule is never really solidified until the shift starts. Things come up, life gets in the way, and changes get made. If you don’t have a solid scheduling system in place, you and your employees will find yourselves in over your heads.
You’ll Never Not Need a Schedule
If you’re employing human beings, you’re always going to be dealing with the challenges of ever-changing schedules—it’s just part of running a business. What you can control is the power that you give your schedule. You have the ability to take control of outdated systems, poor communication, and the anxiety that comes along with maintaining full shifts.
I’d like to invite you to a free 6 day course on “How to Reinvent Your Employee Scheduling”. Over the six days, we walk through how real businesses deal with the common, everyday scheduling problems all managers face. This crash course will give you strategies needed to help you take control of your schedule and make it work for your company.
To get started, register here to see how a small coffee shop in St. Paul, MN shaved hours off their weekly scheduling time, gave employees 24/7 access to their schedules, and increased overall productivity.
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