Time Management

Business Management Daily provides time management training that can help you and your office operate more efficiently

We report on time management skills that can dramatically cut down on wasted time during work hours. These techniques will help you get more done at work – and get you home on time.

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In a time crunch? You’re not alone. These days, time management is essential to successfully manage your workload.

It’s easy enough to reach the midpoint of a workday and realize that you haven’t accomplished what you’d hoped. But you can still salvage the day. Three strategies for making progress on a critical project:

Job descriptions are the cornerstone of communication between managers and their employees. After all, it's hard for supervisors to measure job effectiveness during performance reviews unless they and the employee both know what's expected. Here's how to do job descriptions right.
Jason Womack, author of Your Best Just Got Better: Work Smarter, Think Bigger, Make More, offers up a few easy tips for creating the habits that will help you knock out your to-do list:

A working mom writes that she likes her job and feels lucky to have it. But, she says, “I feel chained to the job and out of the loop at home and everywhere ... Working part time is not an option. Any advice for finding a better balance?”

Do you find yourself watching time pass and still not beginning—let alone completing—what you say you want? Well, there’s no magic formula that allows others to succeed while you don’t. It all boils down to daily discipline.

Most people think the key to being productive is working flat-out 100% of the time. Not so, according to John Zenger, former chairman of the Times Mirror Group. Zenger, who has studied highly productive people, says they:

Questions to pose when you’re feeling stuck or overwhelmed: 1.  Ask, “Who?” not “How?” 2.  Ask “What’s essential?” 3.  Ask “When?”

For many managers, the clock is their biggest adversary. Finding enough time in the day to complete every necessary project can be difficult. But the old adage of “work smarter, not harder” is based on the concept of managing the minutes in your day more efficiently. Here are six tips to help you work toward that goal:
Your desk isn’t the only thing that needs occasional decluttering. Our lives could use some decluttering, too, says Gail Blanke, author of Throw Out Fifty Things: Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life. Blanke calls the extra physical and emotional debris “life plaque.”
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