5 Time Management Tricks You NEED to Know

Have you ever felt like you worked the entire day, but got nothing done? It’s a frustrating feeling, but with a little help, you can make your day more productive (and profitable)... Get your time management in order in 2018. Our HR consulting firm is here to give you a few time management tricks to help get you back on track.

5 Time Management Tricks You NEED to Know

Time Management Trick # 1
Have a clear agenda before starting a meeting.
How many times have you hosted a meeting and you felt like nothing got accomplished? It can be very easy to either take too long on 1 specific subject or get sidetracked to a non-work related topic. Create an agenda before the meeting. State how long you plan to spend on each subject and when the meeting must start and end. E-mail this agenda to all of the meeting attendees ahead of time and print out a copy for each person to have at the meeting. This way, everyone can be on the same page and focus more on the task at hand.  Bonus tip – there are some great agenda building tools available on-line depending on the type of meeting you are running.

Time Management Trick # 2
It’s OK to say “no”.
Some people struggle with saying “no,” but it’s important to learn how. Committing yourself to too many projects or activities can only wear yourself out to where you aren’t able to get your main job duties done. Focus on your true passions and learn to say "no" to the things you don’t have to do. Bonus tip – by learning how to say “no”, you will be happier as well!

Time Management Trick # 3
Minimize your distractions.
How often would you say your co-workers come over just to chat? How often do you think you pick up your phone just to scroll through Pinterest to find a new recipe to make for dinner? These are good examples of workplace distractions. While, it’s OK to “take a breather,” from work every once in a while, you can’t let these distractions take over your day. Bonus tip – use headphones if you need to focus, even if you are not listening to anything. People typically will not interrupt you if they see you are wearing head/earphones!

“Time management requires self-discipline, self-mastery, and self-control more than anything else.” – Brian Tracy

Time Management Trick # 4
Make a “to-do list.”
Make a list of everything you plan to accomplish that day. Getting into the habit of making this list can help you to feel more organized about your day and hopefully spend less time being distracted and more time on getting things done. Bonus tip – make sure you prioritize your tasks as well!

Time Management Trick # 5
Set a time limit for your tasks.
On your “to-do list,” mark next to each task how much time you’d like to spend on that task. Doing this can help you focus more on the tasks you have to get done. It can also help you pay more attention to how long it takes you to do certain tasks and as time goes on, you may even get quicker at finishing them. Bonus tip – be realistic when setting these time limits and adjust after you see how much time tasks really take!

Need Help With Your Time Management Process? Kmet Consulting is Here For You!

No two businesses are alike and we believe in creating customized HR solutions that meet the specific needs of your business. Things at work can be hectic at times, so it’s important you know how to adjust your time when you need to, in order to get your job done. Also, if you have a plan in place that identifies how you are going to get all your tasks done for the day, it can make you feel a lot less anxious about getting your work done and more confident in your ability to accomplish your work goals. If you have any HR questions about how to change a process at work to make for a better work day, call Kmet Consulting at 877-783-5638.



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