Time Management

As fast as technology changes, you may find yourself searching for instructional videos on how to use new applications and new features on old applications. In fact, you may spend just as much time searching and sampling information as you do using your tools. Here are some time-savers.
So much to do and so little time … what worker wouldn’t like to “find” precious extra minutes? While a manager cannot magically pull time out of thin air, she can assist employees with making the most out of work hours. Here’s how.

What’s wrong with my to-do list?

August 28, 2019 Categorized in: Time Management

A to-do list is essential for effective time management, but a poorly done one is nothing more than a reminder of what you haven’t done. If your to-do list isn’t working for you, check whether any of these is the problem.

Quick tips to cure tardiness

March 27, 2019 Categorized in: Time Management

Do you struggle to make it to work or meetings on time? Being tardy can cause some serious damage to your workplace credibility, so follow these tips to get your act together.
Are you an “inner circle” assistant? You can become one by following these calendar-management tips from Joan Burge, CEO of Office Dynamics and author of Become an Inner Circle Assistant.

Stop being so busy

November 29, 2018 Categorized in: Time ManagementWork/Life Balance

Being “busy” isn’t the same as being “productive.” Lauren Berger, founder of CareerQueen.com and author of Get It Together: Ditch the Chaos, Do the Work and Design Your Success, shares her tricks for staying on top of everything

Beware these time vampires

October 4, 2018 Categorized in: Time Management

Wondering where all the time goes? Well, let’s see if you recognize these potentially problematic behaviors.

Cope with conflicting priorities

August 2, 2018 Categorized in: Time Management

Every person who brings you an assignment or gives you a task to perform says it’s important or tells you it’s needed right away. Here are some general guidelines.

How to get work done faster

August 2, 2018 Categorized in: Time Management

If you change the way you go about your tasks, you might find yourself with a couple more free hours than you had before. Some thoughts about how to get things done faster.
Most timesaving “secrets” are the best practices you’ve been hearing about since the advent of paper clips. The trick is, you have to try them out to discover whether they match your work style. And then you have to stick with them to gain the benefits. Here are three timesaving secrets recommended by administrative professionals:
Parth Misra, writing at Entrepreneur, offers some tips for productivity when you can’t predict the future.
For each one of the behaviors below that you’re guilty of, give yourself a point. Oh, but don’t get happy if you start racking them up—each one is a sign you may be doing too much.
If the weight of your work suddenly feels like you’ve been hard-tackled by ill-tempered teammates and you’re seeing stars, it’s time for an intervention. Remember these tips when struggling to recover from the hits and emerge steady on your feet.