Time Management Tips and Tricks

Time management is a must-have skill for effective leadership. In fact not only leadership, it a vital element for normal day to day working of humans and organization irrespective of its size.
We all have 24 hours in a day, successful people are always a timekeeper.
They manage time efficiently and allocate time to what’s important.

Here are some tips and tricks necessary to become a efficient time manager.

Work on what’s important; spend time on what’s important.
Important things – Moves you towards your goal. Important things are generally not in the urgent work checklist. So we generally tend to deviate from it and complete things of more urgencies.

Tips:

Underlying qualities for time management:
* Others (lack of assertiveness)
* You (lack of self-discipline)
* Clear personal goal (Must have)

Goals necessary for proper time management :
* Specific & Detailed
* Write down

Personality drivers in time management :
* Be perfect – Spends too long
* Hurry up – Feels stressed
* Please others – Feels moderation is okay

Master List for time management :
* List of everything you have got to do
* Basis of planning & prioritizing

Prioritizing for perfect time management :
* Urgency: When you have got to it
* Importance: How long should you spend on it
Important tasks contribute to achievement in a long time

Saying No an important skill required for time management :
An important skill to practice

Negotiating and managing your time efficiently :
An alternative to saying “NO”. Negotiate over when & how long

Email etiquette time management :
* Empty your inbox (daily or weekly)
* Check if people replied

Procrastination :
Putting things off, the things which we put off are important things which are not urgent.

Jobs to do :
* Small things which need to be done
*Make it every day
*Write the night before

Maintaining a Dairy :
* Include home & work
* Never be completely full
* Unbroken chain

Practicing the above tips and tricks will definitely lead to a positive impact on efficient time management.

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