Closed Door, Open Calendar: The Focused Alternative to the Open Door Policy

Small business owners are the absolute best at being approachable and attentive to their employees. But oh how quickly things go awry when visitors treat your availability like a doormat.

Protect your window of opportunity to get things done with a quick 90-second lesson on being focused and friendly. So you can leave chaos—not your crew—out in the cold…

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As an entrepreneur, you want to be productive but you also want to be helpful and a good manager.

Now, a lot of people implement an open door policy. The problem with the open door policy is that it opens you up to all kinds of distractions.

Instead, I recommend you implement a closed door, open calendar policy. Meaning people can schedule themselves into your calendar.

In this way you can get more done. And then when you meet with employees you can do it free from distraction, being able to focus on them one hundred percent.

One way you might do this is to have a shared digital calendar where people have blocks they can schedule themselves into. Or you can even print out a piece of paper on your door with blocks of time when you’re available to meet.

There are other ways to do it as well. So what I’d like you to do is share in the comment section below: what method will you use to make your calendar available to others?

Also, if you’ve got any questions you’d like me to answer in a future video, ask that below as well.

Thanks for watching. Now go focus on someone.

Join the conversation: What method will you use to make your calendar available to others?

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