Every business is looking for a way to become more efficient while using less manpower. Each CEO wants to spend less money on manpower while increasing productivity. If you are in one of these situations, where the boss is making you take on more work in less time then you may want to continue reading.
Here are 9 tips on how you can increase your time management at work:
1. Finding out which system works best. You should start out your week by writing down everything you should do that week followed by a daily calendar.
2. Take back your calendar and what’s left of your life. Make sure you live with a purpose and ensure that technology is your slave, not letting technology enslave you. Be sure to remember that “neat” is not the same thing as “organized”.
3. Project planning. Having the right software for planning projects is ideal. Microsoft Outlook is perfect for planning. You should also learn how to micromanage.
4. Learn how to manage interruptions. This step will save you plenty of time. You will be interrupted every single day but how you react to it will define you as a time-saver.
5. Get your calendar back. Taming a calendar is hard work, but it can be done. The first step is keeping the most important objectives first.
6. Delegate a “must do” list. Every person will have things that they must do so keep these things separate so you do not forget them. Sometimes you will not be able to get around to the task and therefore you must choose someone else to do the work.
7. Perform productive meetings. Meetings are important parts to a business. It all starts with people getting to work on time. Ensure that your time clock is up-to-date.
8. Manage your projects, not the time. Know what is due and what can be put off in favor of something that is more critical.
9. Create meeting templates. That way you know what to say and in what order, reducing time spent in the meeting.