In virtually all facets of life, the temporal factor is of vital importance. In the business world it is usually, in many cases, a differential factor to reach the proposed objectives or, on the contrary, stay on the path of success .
Establishing a timing is essential to develop a project or business activity, as it will help you achieve the proposed goals on a given date.
What is business timing?
Although it sounds obvious, this term refers to time. That is, timing is to organize, plan and develop a series of actions, activities or tasks within a time frame to carry out a business strategy in the best possible way. Defines the time period of a specific project (when it is submitted, when it is done, when it is reviewed and when it is finished).
It is necessary to be clear about the strategy that must be followed, using the appropriate tools to carry it out in a specific time, that is, to know the ideal moment to develop the idea. In this sense, intuition plays a leading role. Having a certain sixth sense to establish an activity at the right time is also considered an important element for the success of your business.
To develop a successful activity, you need the planning and time you will devote to each stage of the project (preparation phase, development phase, review phase and launch phase).
How does time planning have to be in your business?
The planning is essential in the timing, since it is the main base of any project. With good planning, timing and, with it, the objectives set on a given date will be respected. That is, good time management results in good results and 100% effective work development.
For example, if you want to place a novel product on the market, the launch phase is crucial. Is it the right time? Will it have more acceptance today or within a month? And if in a year my product is more valued? You must ensure that the timing is correct and has no failures.
This launch phase is essential and you should check, as we commented, if it is the ideal time for it. Do not jump into the pool if you are not sure of success. Therefore, to establish a correct “timing”, it is highly recommended that you record the behavior patterns of your customers.
Examine and make sure that the development phase is possible within the delivery period, in addition to the review phase and the project launch phase. Study each delivery deadline.
Create a mental scheme of the project, analyze how many days it can take you to get ahead. Think about the presentation of the design and its approval, as well as the reception of the materials (if it is a product).
It is important to know, if you have the data, what has been the duration of a similar campaign. If they can offer you information or you can get references from the competition, they will guide you to develop your own. While it is true that we understand that this is not easy to achieve.
On the other hand, it plans based on the forecast of the execution time of each of the tasks. If you do this thoroughly, you will have a lot of land gained and you can get ahead, define and study all the documentation that will be needed in each of the phases of the project.
Avoid improvisation and unforeseen events. If it is true that a postponement may occur, but if we have a good temporary strategy and delivery times are perfectly defined and analyzed, there should be no problem. A good organization completely avoids a breach of project dates.
In conclusion, an appropriate timing strategy allows a correct organization of the business, a good performance and, most importantly, a budget adapted to a specific period of time, avoiding unforeseen events, wasted time and, above all, money.