MANAGING TIME FOR BETTER RESULTS IN WORK ENVIRONMENT
How to manage your time for better results
Ever wondered why some people seem to manage their time and get things done so much better than others? This is because they consider effectiveness before efficiency.
Let’s say you have a list of people you need to call about an upcoming meeting. And if you think in terms of efficiency, you consider the best time to call, whether the list is accurate and current, and so on.
Note Efficient time management is about how well you do something, but effectiveness first considers whether you should be doing it at all!
For true effective time management, you need to back up from your to-do list and first determine your priorities and goals. And where are there unnecessary tasks that you can streamline or get rid of altogether? What are the big important things that you’ve been putting off?
Let’s discuss some component of optimizing Time
Set daily goals
Setting goal is a key component of time management. And setting daily goals allows you to align your activities with the big picture results you’re working toward. However some people find it helpful to make a list of their daily tasks. This is because lists can bring order to chaos, and help you organize what is otherwise overwhelming.
Note that goals provide clarity, purpose, and meaning at work.
Prioritize your goals
To prioritize is to be effective. Remember, there’s no point in doing a job efficiently if you shouldn’t be doing that job at all. Also you need to think about what’s really important and how much time you’ll need to accomplish each goal. Because then schedule an uninterrupted block of your time to do it.
Generally distractions at work are the number one productivity drainer.
And you might not notice a big difference, but when you switch your focus to your phone and back to the task you were previously working on, you have a hard time immediately concentrating again. This bad habit can add up to significant amounts of productivity lost to the effects of task-switching.
So now think about other distractions at work: emails, coworkers, social media, etc. And make a conscious effort to shut down distractions so you can focus on a single task will dramatically increase your productivity and overall performance.