By @ Manisha Rewani
Time Management helps individuals assign correct time slots to activities as per their importance. The right allocation of time to the right task in order to make the best possible use of time refers to time management. Time is limited and one can’t afford to waste it. Time once lost never comes back, no matter how much effort you put in.
An individual who wastes time at the workplace is liked by none and finds it difficult to achieve targets within the stipulated time frame. His work is never finished on time and is often criticized by fellow workers and superiors.
Reach the office on time
Avoid taking frequent leaves from work. It is important to be punctual for effective time management. Do not roam here and there.
Prepare a Task Plan
Write down what all needs to be done in a single day against the time slots you wish to assign to particular tasks as per their importance. Urgent assignments must be completed first followed by low priority tasks. Once the task is complete, tick it off. You will feel relieved.
Manage yourself well
Keep your workstation clean and organized. The files and important documents must be kept at their proper places. Avoid keeping stacks of files and heaps of paper at the desk. Throw whatever you don’t need. Never write on loose papers as you would definitely lose them after some time. Keep all your personal belongings in one place.
Do not clutter your desktop
Create separate folders to organize your documents. Delete whatever files and folders you don’t need. Manage your emails well.
Use a planner or organizer to plan your day well
A table top calendar never lets you forget important dates and meetings.
Leave a little early for meetings outside the office
Do keep a margin of time for traffic jams, diversions or other unavoidable conditions on the road.
Set priorities for yourself
Do not accept any task which you yourself know is difficult for you to accomplish within the allotted time period. A firm “NO“ in the beginning will save your reputation later.
Be clear about your goals and objectives
The KRAs of an employee must be communicated to him clearly. Know your targets. If you feel your targets are unrealistic, speak to your reporting Boss immediately. Plan things well. Planning helps you complete tasks on time.
Avoid gossiping or loitering around at the workplace
Your office does not pay you for playing games on the computer during office hours. Do not work only for salary and to please your Boss. Work for yourself. The dedication should come from within.
Avoid long personal calls during office hours
Remember if you finish your work on time, you will have enough time for your friends and family after office hours. A balance between personal and professional life is essential to be successful in the long run.
Manisha Rewani [MBA]
AirCrews Aviation Pvt. Ltd