• Lyman A. Montgomery, MBA

Why You Need Focus in Business?


Why You Need Focus in Business?

Focus might sound like a short word but it has a major impact on your performance. Most of the people overlook the significance of being focused and consider it trivial in front of the terms like motivation, aspiration, leadership and stress. However, the fact is that once you learn to focus on your business, all these things will eventually reach out to you.

When you talk about focus, the only thing you need to know is that if you’re capable of concentrating on the main subject while ignoring all the surrounding distractions “like a boss”, even if they’re related to work, you’re focused!

The truth is, we often deal with two types of workplace distractions in business or on our jobs:

  • Workplace Interruptions. One of the biggest issues that employers deal with is workplace distractions, often caused by interruptions. There are five common types of workplace interruptions: Brain Pickers, Office Gossip Reporters, Drama Promoters, and Social Starlets. Read my article on Workplace Interruptions.

  • Process Distractions. Another factor that can slow down business productivity by 40% or more is a poor process management system. This is caused by spending valuable time and energy on outdated and inefficient processes. Learn more about eliminating process distractions.

By now, you’ll be thinking what this hype is all about? Let’s see why you need focus in your business!

Focus is the door to all thinking

Remember how we talked about terms like motivation, aspiration and problem-solving? These terms combined with learning. Memory and decision making, all come walking through the door of focus. Once you are able to concentrate on your business well without getting into the trap of distractions, you’ll be able to come up with the best possible ideas and results.

Focus increase productivity

So far you would have heard that productivity has almost nothing to do with focus. It’s time to change your perception. Let’s say you’ve to take an important decision for your business and, simultaneously, have got some minor issues with your labor or family which can otherwise be self-settled. The way you remain resolute to make that decision while inhibiting your surrounding impulses decides your success or failure. Thus more present-minded you remain, more productive you’ll be.

Focus Progression

It’s a broad term which covers the golden principle of business. This is the progress associated with focus hence “focus progression”. The focus driven growth speaks for itself. Moreover, your efficiency will also get a boost and you’ll be able to complete a targeted task in short time.

Harnessing the full potential of your workers

Which changing cultural norms, today workers have got a high tolerance for formality and all such principles associated with the business. Now, you’ll have to walk to people and bring them on board. This needs time investment otherwise your strategies will remain undelivered. However, bringing people on board also needs a firm strategy and you’ll be able to come up with an effective one only when you’ll be focused on your target.

Therefore, today, millennial needs a strong driving force to actually persuade him into the work. Once you’ll be focused at what you aim to achieve, you’ll know what obstacles you might possibly face and thus you’ll be ready to deal with them.

Focus is no more just a “noun”. In terms of business, it’s your partner. If both of you work together, nothing is going to hinder your success. Otherwise, you’ll be left with just aspirations and no fulfillment!

References

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-jim-taylor/focus-is-the-gateway-to-b_b_4206552.html

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/business-school/knowledge/how-the-future/why-does-your-business-need-to-focus-on-strategy-shift/

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