No matter how efficient a business should be on paper, there are always those couple of things that waste time and never get fixed. Don’t ignore those things in 2016—improve upon them and make them better.

Whether it be your business’s processes, policies, or something else, sometimes they need to just go because they waste time and money. In this blog post you will learn three things you should cut in 2016 to save your company money, and your employees, unnecessary headaches.

Unnecessary meetings

Don’t let the title completely influence you, meetings can be very productive. But having too many of them can be a huge time waster. Do you need to have a client update every single day? Is it necessary to talk about costs daily? Does there really have to be a meeting about the break room sink?

The answer to all of these questions is, probably not. In 2016 why not move those unnecessary meetings to a new weekly or bi-weekly schedule? Your employees will have more to talk about and you’ll get more information shared in a shorter amount of time. Check and mate!

Workplace distractions

Every business has things that helps its employees focus, but on the flip side, every business has things that distract employees as well. Workplace distractions could be the biggest time killer in your office and you don’t even know it.

Blasting those speakers at full volume may not be the best way for your workers to concentrate. Taking personal calls in the middle of a project can be disruptive or even dangerous. Even filling out paperwork at an onsite job can be a time waste. Knowing what the major distractions are at your workplace (or in the field) and making sure everyone is aware of them and how to deal with them will help your whole team concentrate and do a better job.

Shackled by chain of command

Okay, you may be thinking, “but a chain of command is necessary.” Yes, but only when it makes sense. For example, it makes sense to go through multiple supervisors to change a workplace policy. However, it doesn’t make much sense to go through multiple supervisors to get one password for one program. Streamlining certain processes will cut down on the time it takes to go through the chain of command. This saves time and we know all know that time is money.

Make 2016 a year of productivity, saved time, and saved money. Cut out those things that don’t benefit the business and find an agreed-upon solution that works. Sometimes, the answer is right in front of you and you just need to look. Happy money-saving in 2016, everyone!