Saturday, May 8, 2010
Manage your time better
Manage your time better. Poor time management can cause a lot of stress. When you’re stretched too thin and running behind, it’s hard to stay calm and focused. But if you plan ahead and make sure you don’t overextend yourself, you can alter the amount of stress you’re under.
Know where your time goes
Understanding where time is currently spent is the first step to being able to pro-actively manage your time. People often have a perception of how their time is spent that is very different to the reality … and timesheets allow you to reveal this. For example, one small company was shocked to discover that the annual cost of meetings in their organisation was over $100,000. This insight then led to a discussion about the role of meetings and ultimately to changed working practices. The result: shorter, more productive meetings and happier staff.