Time Management Techniques

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Tips For Time Management: Organize Your Day,
Increase Productivity &
Improve Your Overall Quality Of Life

Time management techniques are all about efficiency and how to regulate the way we spend time.  Using certain tools and techniques will help you feel more productive throughout your day.  

 If you master the following activities your time will be managed more effectively

    arrow  Planning
    arrow  Allocating
    arrow  Setting Goals
    arrow  Delegating
    arrow  Analyzing
    arrow  Monitoring
    arrow  Organizing
    arrow  Scheduling
    arrow  Prioritizing

Learning the principles of time management techniques and tips are important because it will help you increase productivity, and foster both efficiency and effectiveness. Thus, the underlying objective of managing time is to reduce loss of all kinds of resources, including time, money and effort.  Which in turn will put you in a position to excel in business and your personal life. 

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Summary of Successful Time Management Techniques:
ABC analysis: Group tasks under ‘A’ or ‘B’ or ‘C’ according to their urgency and importance.

Pareto analysis: Divide tasks according to the time they will take. Research claims that 80% of the tasks can be completed in 20% of the time, while the remaining 20% of the tasks take up 80% of the time. In order to increase productivity, priority must be given to 80% of the tasks that can be completed in 20% of the time.

FIT: Tries to achieve a correspondence among all the factors that control the nature of a given task. Apart from time, the factors include, location, financial investment, human resources, importance, profitability, etc.

POSEC: Promises to help you Prioritize, Organize, Streamline, Economize and Contribute.

Great Time Management for Busy People Strategies

Tools You Will Need In Order To Successfully Implement Your New Time Management Techniques & Skills:

  • Clock and/or Watch: Clocks and watches tell you when to commence an activity; they also indicate the time for the completion of an activity. Their advantage lies in the fact that they are everywhere.
  • To-do Lists: created with the help of a pen and a paper, are the cheapest way to regulate the way you spend time. Instead of pens you can use different-colored markers – they are ornamental as well as instrumental – they add color to your life, and they allow you to color-code your activities according to importance.
  • Calendar, Appointment Book or Planner fulfill similar purposes. Only use one and include all personal and professional events that you need to remember. 
  • Time Management Software from sites like www.dovico.com, www.effexis.com, www.rescuetime.com, etc., will enable you to organize your tasks, prioritize them, group them, sort them, set reminders, etc.
  • Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) will allow you to do all the above and more, more efficiently. By virtue of its size and weight, it can be carried around effortlessly.  If your phone offer a calendar use it.  Set an alarm to remind you of all important events on your schedule.  
How Can A Business Coach Help You Implement Your Newly Acquired Time Management Techniques?

A number of time management techniques have been listed in this article. A diversity of time management software is available on the web. They go by a bewildering variety of names such as ‘time tracking software’, ‘time management software’, ‘project tracking’, time-sheet system’, ‘employee time-sheets’, etc. All of them promise to deliver effective time management for busy people. 

But how do you choose the appropriate technique/software? How do you know which is best for you? With the assistance of business coaches you can make this task both simple and realistic. 

Based on an analysis of your personality and your circumstances, a business coach will recommend the software/technique that is most relevant to your situation. They can even train you on how to use the software/technique you chose. 

If there is no improvement in your time management skills in spite of using the software/technique, business coaches can even offer you affordable one-to-one coaching to help you  get to the real root of the problem.  

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