I started my journey in the startup world five years ago, when I discovered other ways of doing business.
Unnecessary emails were considered a waste, most people wore basic clothes, meetings were short, and concepts like “agility” and “cut waste” were often used.
I couldn’t believe that a workplace like that existed. That was the place I wanted to be!
I started adopting a minimalist approach in my professional life. Here is how minimalism boosts productivity:
It’s Easier to Prioritize
Adopting a minimalist approach to business means asking daily: What’s the one thing I could do today that will get me closer to my greater goal? Having tons of priorities equals having no priority.
You Have Fewer Distractions
There are two types of people: the ones who have tons of tabs open and the ones who have only the essential ones open. Being a minimalist in business helps one to avoid multitasking, which increases productivity and helps with getting in a state of deep focus.
There’s Less Waste in Processes
Fewer emails, less time wasted in unnecessary meetings. Being a minimalist in business is being intentional and respectful with everyone's time.
Fewer but Better
Sometimes we continue performing activities just because “they have been always done like that.” As a minimalist, I invite you to question your current way of working and to remove anything that doesn’t add value or don’t have a purpose.
By removing unnecessary processes, meetings, and tasks you will make space to focus on what matters the most.