3 Time Management Tips So You Can Get The Right Things Done

Do a weekly review of the past 7 days

Learning how to do a weekly review is one of the best time management habits for you to develop. Go through the following steps:– First, review your calendar for the past week and the current week – look for loose ends, meetings and other matters that need further attention.– Second, review your email inbox (personal and company email accounts) and achieve inbox zero.– Third, review your goals for the year and make plans to work on them in the coming week.This practice will help you to better plan your schedule and avoid nasty surprises.

Plan to achieve four hours of real work per day

Did you know that project managers often assume people will be less than 100% productive per day? It’s true! You may have a standard eight hour work day but the reality is that only half of that day is likely to be highly productive.The rest of the day will be taken up with meetings, responding to email, browsing the Internet and related activities. Tip: Schedule your most important, high value tasks in the morning, before you get tired.

Focus on a single task at a time (i.e. no multitasking!)Multitasking is a wasteful way to work. Instead, you will achieve more if you choose one activity at a time. For example, allocate one hour in the morning to work on a proposal for a client, then give yourself a short break.

Delegate. Delegate.

Source: 20 Time Management Hacks I Wish I’d Known Before My 20s

About

Jim Woods is president of The Jim Woods Group. A management consulting firm. Go here to see his work www.jimwoodsgroup.com. He advises and speaks to organizations large and small on how to increase top line growth in times of uncertainty and complexity. Some of his speaking and consulting clients include: U.S. Army, MITRE Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Whirlpool, and 3M. See more at his website www.jimwoodsgroup.com.

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