One of the major complaint employees have in the workplace is the poor time management of their coworkers. At times we may be guilty of not utilizing our time effectively. It happens even to the best of us. Thankfully, good time management is a skill that anyone can cultivate through careful planning and discipline.
Below is our list of the top three best ways to improve your time management in the workplace.
- Make a List: The first step in your time management routine should be to create a “to do” list of your most important priorities. Keep it short, perhaps three or four items at most. As you accompish your tasks, cross it off the list, you will feel a sense of accomplishment as well as a burst of motivation!
- Ask for Help: Taking on more projects than you can handle can create significant stress and might lead you to compromising on the quality of your end product. Don’t be afraid to ask for help with certain tasks and delegate responsibility.
- Avoid Procrastination: Procrastination kills productivity. It is usually caused by ill-discipline, distractions, and the inability to prioritize. Its easy to surf the internet or talk to your buddy in the next cubicle, but being aware that you are doing it, is the first step in avoiding it. Keep your to do list handy or even post it on your wall, this can help keep you focused!
Creating a Positive Time Management Cycle
Not only are there an abundance of reasons as to why time management is important, but there is a multiplicative benefit of time management. Implementing good time management allows you to:
Each benefit of time management improves another aspect of your life and it keeps going in a constant cycle.