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Devoe Rangi

Accountant


Devoe Rangi [10/03/2020] -

"The first month of the 4DWW was a success. I was able to achieve 106% of targets with 20% less time along with adding value to some of my regular meeting clients. At first, it came as a shock because I thought “how am I ever going to get all this work done with only 32 hours?”. However, once the dust settled, my mind set shifted. I was now thinking “what can I do to get all this work done in 32 hours”.

The first place we looked at was in our internal processes. Do these processes add value to our clients (our number one driver)? If not, how can we make these processes more efficient and easier to complete?

Those 2 questions guided me in looking at tools that can help us perform internal tasks more efficiently. Two of the tools that became the front runners were Teams and Trello. Using these tools, we were able to cut internal meetings to only 30 minutes, sometimes even 10! – and it enabled people to have clarity around what needed to be done in the week to ensure we earnt that 5th day.

One of the most important factors was having transparent targets and goals. You need to understand what you are aiming at to understand what you need to be doing. We all sat down as a team to talk through what the key performance indicators (KPIs) needed to be, why they were important, and to brainstorm ideas around how they could be achieved.

Now we are into month 2 >> My goals are the same and my mindset is the same – I believe I will be able to replicate that same success from the first month and enjoy Fridays to myself!"


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Anneri Dippenaar wrote:
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11 Mar 4:15pm
Powerful thing - a mind set shift. And of course having clear goals to work towards. Great post Devoe.
Devoe Rangi replied with:
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11 Mar 6:31pm
Thanks Anneri - having the goals were massive enablers. What good is shooting a basketball if there's no basket?

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