“Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can’t afford to lose” – Thomas Edison.
One of the most essential skills to master is Time Management. Time management can have a huge effect on your performance and productivity in the workplace. Time management will not only make you a more efficient employee, it will also help you meet deadlines, produce better quality work and develop yourself.
Every organization works with deadlines and as individuals, we need to finish our assignments within the stipulated time frames. It is essential for employees to understand the value of time for them to do well and make a mark of their own at the workplace.
Time is a precious commodity. Employers appreciate employees who can get the maximum amount of good work done within a minimum amount of time
Proper time management in the workplace has positive effects, ranging from making you a more focused and valuable employee to reducing stress on the job.
In this article, we will share with you some tips that can help you practice effective time management in your organization.
- Setting priorities and goals: Effective time management means that you will remain focused on important tasks and execute them in a timely manner.
- The last thing you want to do is waste time on things that don’t matter and then rush the things that do. One of the best ways to prioritize is to create a to-do list. The first step is to list all the tasks that need to be accomplished, then rank them in order of importance and urgency.
- Eliminate Procrastination: Fear of failure is a common reason for procrastination. If fear has been identified as the problem, focus on the source of the fear and try to determine the consequences of action or lack of action.
- It is so easy to get distracted by other things and put off work when it is something you don’t really enjoy doing, or when you’re not sure how to confront a certain task. When you have a set schedule that you know you have to stick to, you can help to eliminate procrastination and face the task head on.
- Do it right the first time: Have a high personal standard that says nothing leaves your hand unless you know you have done your best. There is a huge tendency to rush through your work assuming that speed is a surrogate measurement of efficiency. Working quickly is good but the quality of work is important.
- Develop A Sense Of Urgency: A sense of urgency is the practice of moving fast when opportunity presents itself to you. Develop a bias for action. A prompt execution is essential for success.
In conclusion, Prioritizing is simple once a to-do-list is utilized that fits your style; this requires the ability to distinguish what is important and/or urgent during the day.
Adjusting the way tasks are executed will save time and minimize procrastination. Delegating tasks to the most appropriate person will reduce wasted time for you and others. Finally, dealing with the sources of procrastination will go a long way to making you an effective manager of time.