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3 Tips to Stay Efficient During Your Telecom Upgrade

A quick tip from Raj Shah, President of Convergent 

Any major upgrade that impacts your business service is going to take time, but ensuring it’s completed the right way the first time will save you money and headaches in the long run. In our experience helping clients with VoIP deployment, we’ve found that creating and following an Efficiency Checklist is a great way to achieve maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense. We’ve lead telecom upgrade projects that take between two to three years instead of the standard five years that similar VoIP partners achieve. That’s major time and money saved. 

There are a few ways you can create an Efficiency Checklist on your own. Some people like to break up their days into chunks and accomplish small but impactful tasks in the morning while focusing on longer-term projects in the afternoon. Others see more value in breaking their work week in half and taking 2-3 days to complete the most important projects at the start of the week, and less important tasks on Thursday and Friday. Whichever strategy works best for you, here are a few tips to keep in mind before starting your Efficiency Checklist: 

1. Plan in Advance 

Planning is a cornerstone of efficiency. Write down or keep track of what you plan to accomplish before you begin, then check off each ask as you complete it. 

2. Use More Time for Important Tasks 

Warren Buffet says, “What’s not worth doing is not worth doing well.” While we don’t entirely agree with this, we believe the inverse is true. Tasks worth doing are worth doing well—and with more time than others. 

3. Work in Uninterrupted Blocks 

Distractions are the nemesis of efficiency. Whatever task you are performing, try to stay focused and don’t get pulled in another direction even if it means disconnecting from your mobile device or working away from others. 

Convergent has more than 40 years of experience helping companies cut down their telecom upgrade project time. Call us at 585-770-1000 or email [email protected]. We’ll help you every step of the way, because that’s the Convergent difference!

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