30 Aug You are on the Clock with Time Management
How many times have you been late for a meeting or missed an assignment, because you did not properly manage your time during the week? This can be quite embarrassing, and over time may even end up costing your company valuable resources or restrict financial gains for yourself as well. There is a way to work efficiently without causing yourself heartburn, and maximizing your resources all at the same time!
Time management is more of an attitude than anything else; because when you manage your time correctly you get to enjoy other aspects of your life more frequently. Who doesn’t want that? If you could leave work and be home with your friends or family two hours earlier every day would you ignore Facebook first thing in the morning or get to work thirty minutes sooner? These are the types of simple decisions that we can make daily that gives us the opportunity to stop sitting in rush hour traffic, and instead allows us to be at home walking our dog on a beautiful sunny day.
Utilizing a simplified system where you practice ways to manage time can make a huge difference in any organization. Practicing the following seven steps listed below can help when applied. Change is not an easy decision, but when you realize what you are missing it may not be as hard as it sounds.
- Simplifying tasks to be completed
- Use a daily calendar to prioritize your tasks
- Put a process in place to be better organized
- Designate tasks as appropriate
- Use technology to help avoid wasting time
- Set daily and weekly goals
- Reevaluate ways to better improve the process
Time management is ongoing, and never really slows down. However, you have the ability to control what you actually can and cannot accomplish in the day. You have the ability and tools to be an excellent manager of your time. So next time you have a deadline look at the clock, and think about how good it will feel to get the job done ahead of schedule with a smile.