I keep my ears open for ideas and areas that can help increase business and productivity. Last year, I found one such idea from a friend in Madison. The idea is simple too – interns. The idea of interns is simple and you can read how to implement a program of your own here: www.NathanLustig.com.
I set out to implement our own program to help our productivity this summer since the months of April through September are our busiest months. I figured the help around the office while giving the interns learning opportunities in business would be a great combination. I was right, but didn’t realize how effective the program would be on multiple levels.
The interns are doing great and their presence in the office is helping with Blue Apple’s growth. But what I didn’t realize was the interns would directly effect my efficiency as well. Becuase I am now not only managing myself, but 4 other people, I have to plan my days more carefully and be more efficient with my time. The planning of an internship program is extremely important and www.internships.com can help with a lot of it. But there will always be unexpected things that come up and this is where productivity actually increases if you know how to manage your time effectively. Even if you manage time well when you are only managing yourself, there is always time wasted in certain areas of the day. But the addition of others to your management structure helps with this lost time.
If you spend 30 minutes of that wasted time managing 4 interns, they can then take the rest of the day/time and be 4 times as productive as you individually could have been with your most effective time. The math just works.
Plan early and effectively for your intern program for next year – but you will see great success if you put in the right steps and time for your business.