With the beginning of a new year, most people and businesses have goals of getting more organized. Organization in businesses, especially restoration companies, leads to improved budgeting and cost management, better communication with employees and customers, and a great understanding and control over operations. When dealing with restoration projects, time is so important, and getting everything and everyone scheduled to be where they need to be within a moment’s notice can sometimes be, well, disorganized and chaotic. Here are two basic habits you can work on to help you be more organized in your business and life in general:
1. Write things down.
One of the biggest mistakes we make is telling ourselves we will remember that when there are a million other things we have on our minds. We cannot be expected to remember every detail, every address, or every schedule on our own. By writing things down though, we can be sure that nothing gets forgotten or falls through the cracks. Dates, contacts, schedules, and addresses of restoration projects can go from hectic to helpful just by making a list and keeping a record. We are going to take this step a bit further though, since many of us do not carry around paper and a pen with us nowadays. We do, however, have smart phones and devices that can allow us to access digital lists, and even create and share files that can be accessed and updated by multiple users. Through restoration industry software, you can create notes, contact lists, address books, and schedules that can be edited by and shared with members of the restoration team so that no one or no project falls through the cracks.
2. Set deadlines and make schedules.
Organized people and companies know that time is valuable, especially when dealing with disaster restoration. Being organized means you do not waste time, which means you are more productive. Without schedules and deadlines, time can easily get away from us. When everyone is on the same page, knows the schedule, and has set deadlines, time is rarely wasted. To successfully stick to deadlines and stay on schedule, you must be organized and planning must be done beforehand. For each project you are working on, create a schedule with deadlines for each step of the restoration project to be completed by. Make sure these schedules and deadlines are effectively communicated with team members, and that proper planning and coordinating are done in accordance with the schedule. Again, the best way to communicate deadlines and schedules across multiple platforms and to multiple technicians is by utilizing restoration industry software, you can create and share schedules, set deadlines, and send reminders and alerts to team members. Coordinating equipment drop-off, monitoring, and pick-up schedules becomes much more organized when it is done in one place that everyone can see. Utilize the software available specifically for restoration companies to help you create more organized schedules and set attainable deadlines for projects and you will be amazed at how much more efficient your time management will be.
Stay Organized With Restoration Industry Software
In summary, our goal at iRestore is to help you become more organized so you can reap the benefits that come from better organization skills. Our restoration industry software was developed with you in mind, and will help make everything more accessible and organized so you can focus more on restoring homes and less on the behind-the-scenes details.