Professional effectiveness is a key competition for anyone. Even more for professionals in the commercialization sector of furniture and construction hardware. One of the fastest ways to recognize whether this gap exists is through self-analysis. Today, at IBMH, we talk about emergencies and why they are a clear symptom of low professional effectiveness.
To begin with, we must take into account that emergencies are incompatible with professional effectiveness. Do you notice that you normally work in a hurry? It’s likely that your professional effectiveness is very low.
What are emergencies at work and what generates them
An emergency is something that cannot be foreseen, avoided or ignored and that cannot be expected. False emergencies are currently one of the worst enemies in companies. Along with poorly managed email, unnecessary meetings and mediocrity at the management level.
But what gives rise to the emergencies? Why is the low professional effectiveness within a company? It is due to situations like the ones mentioned below:
Doing things inappropriately creates urgency
The first thing to understand is that the vast majority of emergencies are not born on their own, but we create them.
Generally speaking, urgencies are the result of misplanning things or doing them incorrectly. That is, they are the direct result of a lack of efficiency and professional effectiveness in daily work. For example, convening meetings in the company to discuss irrelevant issues, not having a previous work plan, etc.
We should know that one of the ways professional effectiveness is best expressed is a state of calm. Many of the false emergencies appear because, instead of thinking, deciding and acting from peace of mind, we react emotionally from a stressful situation. Which causes hasty decisions.
But it’s also true that we can’t relax too much. A good number of emergencies are the result of a lack of proactivity and immediate action to solve certain situations.
The ideal is certainly to find the perfect balance between the two situations. Think before we act and do it in due course.
Lack of proactivity
Lack of proactivity means working only in reactive mode. This makes those urgencies that at first were not so much, end up being a problem of lack of action in a timely manner.
In addition to all this, it must be taken into account that the widespread mala practice of prioritizing the urgent, usually without any management deadline; over the non-urgent, usually with a management deadline, makes the non-urgent forgotten until it becomes something that is critical to resolve.
How to set aside emergencies and achieve excellent professional effectiveness
To be able to have good personal and professional effectiveness in the company it is necessary to maintain a global perspective on the to-do. This way we can choose what the correct priority order should be for each and every one of these pending topics. And for that…
We’ll have the necessary tools and computer applications
More and more professionals have tools in their companies that help them have a global view of all the tasks and outstanding matters. It’s a great help to avoid the rush and false urgencies we talked about before.
Good organization and planning positively influences daily efficiency and effectiveness on a personal level.
We will develop personal and professional effectiveness in the company
Whether or not to be an effective person on a professional level is a personal decision. The freedom to choose directly entails the responsibility to bear these consequences arising from our elections.
One of the many advantages of being an effective person is knowing that the lack of organization of other ineffective people is by no means our urgency.
Leaving aside the emergencies that are truly just distractions will help us improve our professional effectiveness. As well as having an entrepreneurial partner to manage your hardware purchases in China that saves you time and improves the profitability of your imports.
If you are looking for a professional management of your hardware purchases in China count on IBMH and you will see the difference. Contact us today and we’ll tell you everything we can do to improve your imports.