People's memory is always unreliable, so learning to take notes is very helpful for recording the thinking about things in our minds, and the habit of doing daily newspapers can make the most intuitive embodiment of your thinking about work, products, and problems throughout the day, reflecting your thinking about today's work, and also allowing the boss to see your own thinking about your own work.
The most important point is that when you look back at your work for a period of time and need to summarize, you can use these daily newspapers as [nodes] to help you extend your thinking and inspiration for more details.
2. Be good at summarizing
In the early stage of entering the workplace, my leader told me to learn to summarize, and to be good at summarizing, and the biggest benefit of summarizing is to tell you who to report to:
What was done? What are the results of what we did with this? What are the benefits of this result for our business development?
The biggest advantage of this is that if we do this thing and the result is not good, we can also show others our thoughts about the [process] in this event:
In order to complete this [result], what [process] we do, because what [factors] in the process are not done well to lead to the current bad result.
The founder of the Bridgewater Fund, Raleiro, actually said in the book "Principles" that in doing things, all problems are attributed Latest Mailing Database to people, but in fact, the essence is because of human problems. As an individual, through continuous review and continuous reflection on yourself, it is the most direct way to make yourself progress and grow.
3. Be good at using tools to improve efficiency
Because I work for an Internet company, I have developed the habit of using various Internet tools heavily. In fact, as an operation, one of the important ideas is to be good at using tools to improve efficiency.
In my opinion, the essence of the tool is actually to reduce repetitive work and improve work efficiency. Why should it take 2 hours to solve something that can be solved in 30 minutes? Freeing up more time through tools means we can gain free time to improve ourselves.
So from the perspective of efficiency, whether at work or in life, I advocate that everyone learn to use tools to improve themselves, such as:
If you can program data, the boss needs you to make a data report, when you use excel to process data, we directly write a script or make a formula, maybe you need to process two hours of data, maybe half an hour can be solved.
To put it more simply, take the "punch card" thing, if you directly set a clock reminder for commuting to work on the alarm clock, then when you commute to work, the brain completely reduces the memory of the [punch card] event, leaving time to think about other more important things.
To talk about another thing about optimizing efficiency through tools, once our team needed to summarize data, and at the beginning it was to find an assistant to ask each person for specific data, and then summarize the data in each person's hands. In this event, the repetitive job is that many people have to complete the [input] work, and then [upload] the form, and the assistant in charge will [collect] the form and [summarize].
So how do we improve efficiency with tools?
Later, our team directly opened a Google online collaboration document, everyone entered data on the document, and directly subtracted the two work links of the front assistant on "collecting" and "summarizing data", reducing working hours and improving efficiency.
Learning to use various tools to alleviate unnecessary links in our work can improve our work efficiency.
4. Learn to communicate effectively
In workplace communication, our communication is very inefficient, often increasing the cost of communication. To give a very simple example, a friend asked me a question about promotion.
In this question, the friend's question is very empty. I don't know the specific situation of your company, how can I give you a relatively reasonable opinion? If I were to ask a question instead, I would ask something like this:
Our company is a food sales company, mainly to do white-collar snack sales, for the crowd is 21-30 white-collar workers, the budget of this promotion is 8,000 yuan, the main hope is to absorb 800 public number fans through this promotion, there is a platform to recommend it?
In this question, I have analyzed several points:
Our company is a company (industry) that does food sales, mainly doing white-collar snack sales, and is white-collar workers (age, audience positioning) who are 21-30 for the crowd. The budget of this promotion is 8,000 yuan (budget), mainly hoping to absorb 800 public account fans through this promotion (specific target), there is a platform (channel) can recommend it?
Does this statement make people more aware of your situation and give you more reasonable opinions? The premise of learning to communicate efficiently is actually the same as making products, that is, to use "empathy" to think, stand in the other party's perspective, explain things and needs clearly, reduce the cognitive cost of the other party, and save the communication cost of both sides.
5. Maintain the ability to analyze data
To illustrate more succinctly how important data analysis capabilities are, let's take an example:
For example, we are now sending a man to an unfamiliar city to do business, and there are two candidates, A and B. In the case that we are not familiar with the business capabilities of candidates A and B, what dimensions should we use to screen?
At this time, data can help us to examine a person's business capabilities. We can look at the data of two people who have been responsible for business in the past to compare their business capabilities.
In doing so, you can try to avoid being measured by some vague evaluations, such as "I think this person is not bad" and "he should be good". Avoiding directly speaking about vague evaluations, analyzing things through data dimensions is our essential thinking skills. Of course, we must also learn to face data and think independently, rather than being overly addicted to data.
6. Maintain sensitivity and thinking about hot events
Operation and marketing is often a process of continuous reciprocation, intersection, and innovation, in order not to limit my thinking to my own company's products, I usually force myself to think about some new things or hot spots I see.
Recently, when a friend talked to me about WeChat, she sent a video saying that she wanted to cut the hairstyle of the characters in the video, I watched the video twice, and I didn't care much at the time, but when I saw that more and more people began to spread the short video of this software in the circle of friends that day, I suddenly realized that this software began to fire! I feel that I checked the information on the Internet and asked people, only to know that this is a social software called zepeto.