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One of the biggest traits an employee could possess is time management. While helpful, it comes with gaffes too. Here are five management mistakes that could prevent time management success according to Fast Company.
1. Not Prioritizing Tasks
If you fail to prioritize task, you enable the possibility that tasks will slide off your radar. You can create a to-do list to organize your thoughts, but if you don’t prioritize them first, it won’t be effective.
2. Underestimating The Effort Something Will Take
This is a common gaffe by overachievers. They might think a task will only take a few minutes ,however it ends up taking a half hour to complete. Start your day by taking 10 minutes to schedule your day.
3. Managing Distractions
Blocking off a certain amount of time during the day to check email. Clear off your desk by filing away paperwork that doesn’t need to be on your desk. Doing these will take away the distractions they promote.
4. Thinking Tracking Time Is A Waste Of Time
Tracking your time can help identify what’s standing in the way and preventing you from being successful with your time-management. Between surfing the web or being on the phone, we have a lot of distractions. Look at a list of numbers of how you’re spending your time.
First off- there is no such thing as multitasking. In fact, what we consider multitasking, is actually called “task shifting”. You can stay focused by repeating the mantra, "right now I’m (preparing this presentation)".
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Prioritizing is one main thing every person must do! After prioritizing tasks, time allotment is the next thing to! Only then can you analyse how much time it takes to do a certain task!