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At Amazon Business, our digital solutions are aimed at making procurement processes seamless, efficient and easy for our customers – in turn making them more economical by saving them time and resource. But it doesn’t just end there. We want to continue to extend our support beyond saving time and costs. We want to be involved in the conversation, have our finger on the pulse, and be ready with solutions as our customers need them.
That was the genesis of Spend Your Time Right, a digital series where Amazon Business UK & Ireland General Manager Molly Dobson speaks to experts from different fields on a universal topic - the concept of time: its importance, its management, the challenges it throws up, how to save it, and how to spend it well.
In the first episode launched today, Molly is in conversation with author, journalist and podcaster Anna Codrea-Rado, whose new book You’re The Business; How To Build A Successful Career When You Strike Out Alone, is a practical guide for freelancers and those running a business of one. Time management says Codrea-Rado is not only useful to be a success – it is a necessity.
Sharing her tips on how to manage time effectively, Anna says she relies heavily on technology and tech tools to be productive. “I am a big fan of measuring things, so I use a lot of tech tools to track my time, and keep on top of my schedule. I set myself goals, I measure them and then I review them,” she says, adding that these simple yet important principles can be applied to anyone, whether they’re a freelancer or a big enterprise.
Procurement by its very nature is all about increasing efficiencies, being productive and enabling success. Time management is a crucial component of it all, helping procurement professionals organize and plan at a fundamental level in order to increase the effectiveness of their over-arching strategy. In other words, our productivity levels are directly related to how we manage our time, and can have a huge impact on our business’ bottom line.