5 Signs Your Business Has Scheduling Problems
Can’t meet your deadlines on time?
This is most likely caused by poor planning. As you know, one must always be at least two steps ahead of the actual event, so that in mind, it’s only natural to do it as much in advance as possible. A vital part in this is the right tools.
Single resources adrift?
Ever found somebody in your organization without an assignment or a piece of machinery idle? That too could be scheduling related. As a vital part of scheduling is knowing your resources through and through, you have to have an overview of what you have and how they are being utilized. So in order to keep your resource in order, you should have
Lack of communication
Communication is something that one could write a book on (and there have been written several). According to various studies, the thing your partners in business (and your colleagues) appreciate most of all, is clear communication - what is going on, when it’s bound to happen and who’s running the show are the things that guarantee your success, if communicated clearly and on time.
Even run into your colleague or subordinate only to find out he has not been assigned any tasks? Resource management is ideal to solve this problem. As there is always more tasks, than there is people (that’s the job of another department), it’s vital you utilize your resources (people) to the max - that’s the key to success.
The whole ‘plan’ is known only to a few
When there are only a few guys in your organization, that actually know the ‘whole plan’, it is vital that their knowledge be backed up somewhere anyone could access it.
It’s too common, that there are some key figures in the organization, that have the whole information under their control. And things tend to work until they work, but should one (or all) of these key figures leave, your whole organization could come to a halt.
Scheduling is nothing more than looking and planning ahead. Needless to say, there are many problems that could be avoided, if one only took the time (and the right tool) to schedule its resources in time.