Effective time management is based on optimal use of it in a consistent pursuit of the goal. This goal can be a specific task, long-term activities, or solid rest.
Good time management should help to complete upcoming tasks and appointments within an available period of time.
Talking about time management in the workplace, but also in private life, is fundamental because:
- You can get more by trying less: controlling time allows you to increase your concentration threshold, increasing your working efficiency;
- Time is the most scarce resource that exists: whether you like it or not, a day is made up of 24 hours. There is nothing that can make you increase (or decrease) this range. This limit applies to everyone, including your colleague who seems to work twice as much as you and who has already obtained a promotion;
- It improves your decision-making skills: When you feel stressed about the time that passes and you have to make an important decision, you will tend to jump to conclusions without fully considering each option. This almost always leads to bad decisions;
- It increases your free time: everyone needs time to relax and dedicate themselves to their passions. Unfortunately, however, many of us never have enough. Time management helps you take responsibility and find time for yourself.
The ability to manage time at work is a very important and desirable skill for every supervisor at work. This has a huge impact on our progress and our effectiveness. So how to manage time at work?
ABC of time management
One way to manage time is to organize tasks to be performed according to their importance and priorities. Let’s manage our time and start performing the duties that have the most priority. At the end of the working day, let’s leave those that are least important.
This method is called the ABC method. Where A are urgent tasks that should be done “for now” and which we cannot pass on to others. “B” are tasks that are important but not priority. These can wait, and sometimes we can outsource them to another person – an employee or supervisor. Those that we can postpone are “C” tasks. These tasks can easily be entrusted to someone who can handle them without a problem – a secretary or assistant. Thanks to this division, we will perform tasks that we must perform at a specific time and which must be carried out by ourselves, and the rest of them we can pass to someone else or perform them ourselves after completing the most important of group A.
If you want to get a better grip on your day-to-day work, you should and should take the principles to heart. Following them not only saves valuable time – you can also finish work earlier. And that even increases the quality of life.
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