What Is TIME MANAGEMENT ?
“Time management” refers to the way that you organize and plan how long you spend on specific activities. Invest some time in our comprehensive collection of time management articles to learn about managing your own time more efficiently, and save yourself time in the future.
Today you were encouraged to think about your dreams and vision for your future. Only when you know where you want to go can you fully appreciate how your career can help you get there. managing your time starts with being confident that you’re doing the right thing and that, even when it’s tough, the end result will make it all worthwhile.
Why time management is IMPORTANT ?
Time is limited
Time is limited to 24 hours a day, so plan your life wisely. Time management helps you make conscious choices, so you can spend more of your time doing things that are important and valuable to you.
You can accomplish more with less effort
When you learn to take control of your time, you improve your ability to focus. And with increased focus comes enhanced efficiency, because you don’t lose momentum.
Improved decision-making ability
When the time comes to examine options and make a decision, instead of rushing through the process, you can take a time to carefully consider each option. And when you’re able to do that, you diminish your chances of making a bad decision.
There are many things you can do and tools to use to manage your time effectively. There is a lot of time wasted each day, which can be put to better uses. There are changes you can make, which will effectively increase the time you have at your disposal every day.
~ Work SMART ~
SMART is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, relevant and Timed. The more you define your workload in SMART terms, the easier it will be to define and manage.
SMART objectives. These enabled me to work efficiently and effectively. Here’s what we agreed:
To be achieved than nonspecific goals. Some questions to consider:
- Who is involved?
- What do you want to accomplish?
- When? Establish a time frame.
- Why? Determine the specific reason, purpose or benefits of achieving a goal.
Measuring progress toward a goal helps people stay on track, reach target dates and experience achievement. Staying on track will result in a continuous improvement cycle that leads to motivation and goal attainment.
To keep from becoming overwhelming, goals should be broken down into action steps. Each step moves a person closer to successful goal achievement.
Avoid setting unreasonable expectations. Personal and situational factors may influence the ability to reach a goal. Some personal factors to consider are tiredness, physical well-being, and other commitments.
Define start and end points to the goal. Maintain commitment to these deadlines. Goals without deadlines or schedules for completion tend to be put aside for the day-to-day crises that invariably arise.
Managing your workload by working SMART. Agreeing and using SMART project and task objectives is perhaps the best way to manage expectations.
Working ‘SMART’ will make life easier: you will not go on beyond the point at which you did as much as was expected, and you can more accurately schedule your work.