Every time you repeat a task, make progress on automating it. It doesn’t have to be big… It just has to be progressI came across this from one of my favourite twitter feeds venturehacks. Pointing to this article on Emergent Properties of Continuous Automation . There are so many mundane tasks that I have great ideas towards automating and making more efficient. Typically my great ideas require a lot of effort. A more incremental approach could diminish the pain each iteration.
The big point is that it's not a big massively funded project. It's not some impressive consultant it's a mindset a change in your culture. Not easy to do, but immensely rewarding.