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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Some employees think they can behave like jerks at work without any consequences—as long as they don’t harass co-workers. You don’t have to put up with that kind of nonsense. Instead, institute clear rules against such behavior. Put them in your employee handbook. Then enforce those rules—up to and including firing those who just won’t change their ways.

Hit upon more winning ideas by capturing more ideas in the first place. New communication and online mechanisms can help. Example: Starbucks gathers and codifies ideas with www.mystarbucksidea.com, and uses decision-market approaches to evaluate them. Meanwhile, innovative companies such as Apple or Google make generating ideas an informal part of everyone’s job and motivate employees largely with nonmonetary recognition.

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True or false: Employees are either creative or they’re not—creativity isn’t a skill you can teach. False. Managers can play a key role in creating an environment in which employees will want to look for new ideas. Share this article with your supervisors to help tap employee creativity.

Like most CEOs, Jim Estill seeks to maximize every minute of his workday. But what sets him apart from other leaders is his passion for time management.

Move over, Google. Microsoft grabs tech headlines this month by adding zippy new features to its Internet Explorer browser. Here are four cool tricks that will save time for you and your employees.

When your computer, cell phone or Internet connection fails to function, you’ll ride an emotional roller coaster.

Sometimes, immediate supervisors want to be helpful when a valued employee asks for disability accommodations that seem reasonable. Instead of having HR handle the ADA process, they just make the accommodations themselves. That’s a scenario for trouble down the line.

As soon as Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer, you’ll kick back and relax a bit. Thoughts of vacation plans will vie for your attention with your work duties. There’s nothing wrong with basking in the more leisurely pace of slow summer months. But don’t get too comfortable.
The more you use your computer, the slower it works. But you can take maintenance steps to improve performance even after years of typing away on an aging PC.
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