It is said that there is never enough time to do things accordingly, yet there should always be time to repeat them. There are no doubts that a particular task may ask for a second chance if the manager fails to explain everything upfront. Communication is not an easy thing, but the success highly depends on it. If you are the one who needs to provide instructions, the whole responsibility lays on your shoulders. On a different note, there are situations when your employees might feel anxious about asking you to explain specific aspects once again. And then, it is your fault because you have to ensure that everything is clear. You have to encourage your workers to ask questions if there is something they are unsure of. Continue reading
Sometimes, deciding on the right order for your priorities can be unusually difficult. If you ask yourself about the reasons of such difficulties, you will reach to the common debate related to emergencies and important things. While they seem identical, there are actually a lot of differences between them. There is also one major similarity – they are both stressful. They have to be handled before anything else. Continue reading
Working efficiently implies identifying your priorities by the book. Some things are always more important than others. But it is also very easy to underestimate the importance of such a principle. In other words, you risk altering your efficiency without even realizing it.
Years ago, the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto has given a “law” that carries his name. The law is also know as the 80/20 law. This simple rapport reunites the cause and effect through a simple equation. While there are plenty of exceptions to this law, it can easily apply to numerous activities. So what does it mean? Continue reading
You might be surprised to find out that some time management methods actually require an initial time investment. It sounds like a paradox to spend time in order to save time. However, this principle is very clear. Ignoring it might become a real block in your business.
There are numerous methods to ensure that your time is properly used. While some methods only require a few seconds, many others ask for plenty of time. Besides, some managers may also require some extra time in order to work in a different manner. Delegating tasks is usually a good starting point. You have probably thought about it already. In your opinion, some things require less time if you do them yourself. In 80% of the cases, the feeling is correct. But be very careful because all these things lose their availability if something intervenes. What if the phone rings? What if someone asks for some information? What if you require an hour or two to find the information? There are cases when such an interruption simply does not take more than 5 minutes. Continue reading
Any time management plan is just as good as the goals or objectives it comprises of. Therefore, objectives represent some of the main factors that influence the actual management. From this point of view, it is highly recommended to decide on some goals upfront. It is said that if you have no clue where you want to reach to, you do not need any directions. Just go randomly and you will eventually reach somewhere. My general advice is to have very specific goals. A lot of people have general objectives that are not too precise. They simply come up with some random expectations, without bothering to dig some more. Continue reading