Recently, NGP VAN gave us 4 tips for a better end of quarter. We all know that the end of the quarter can be highly stressful and it can put a disgustingly massive amount of stress and frustration on finance and digital teams. Luckily, NGP VAN gave us some advice on how to make this easier for us and at least a little bit less stressful.
The first tip is to keep email topics saved for later. When you are sending out emails day in and day out, you can run out of topics, fast. It is a good idea to store some away for use at a later date. So don’t use all those good ideas at once.
Another piece of advice is to get as much written and approved beforehand as you can. Getting everything written down and then approved can burn up a lot of time. So in order to save a load of time, you should get all that done in advance, instead of waiting til the end of the quarter.
Make sure to be organized. Mark down which emails are already approved and ready to go out, along with which ones are up next and those that need a follow up. This is particularly helpful if you have multiple clients. It may take a little time to figure out, but it will save you time in the end.
Lastly, make sure you celebrate. You and your team worked hard, you should celebrate those achievements. It doesn’t have to be some expensive dinner, although those don’t hurt, but even something simple like a pizza party, special lunch, or even a fun team building activity will do. It’s nice to have something fun to look forward to at the end of all the hard and arduous work, and it is also a good idea to go over what worked and what didn’t during the quarter.
NGP VAN is a company that specializes in helping organizations use technology to achieve goals. They’ve worked with campaigns like the Obama Administration and also the Bernie Sanders and Hilary Clinton campaigns. They are a privately owned company with approximately 190 located in Washington, DC.
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