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How important Time Management in Work. How to Complete the Work withing the Given Time Period when the Work is overloaded? How to Manage #teaching #professor #education #management #educator #manage

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Madhusudhan’s Answer

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Time Management is defined as one’s capability to make effective use of time and productivity, especially when at work.
Quite often, in our management classrooms, we’ve been taught of various ways to manage our day. However, to optimize our day, we first need to value the importance of the most priceless thing on this planet i.e. TIME

Time is considerably more valuable than money because Time is essential in our lives and plays a significant role. It is very important for us to respect the time because the time gone is never going to return.

Below are some simple time management strategies
1.Plan your day in advance
2.Start your day with a checklist
3.Take adequate rest and sleep well
4.Optimize your multitasking and focus on one task at a time
5.Accept your mistakes and move on
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Jyotishman’s Answer

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For managing high workloads under a time pressure, a few things can help (much like what other folks have posted here.) I find that by having a clear goal and prioritizing those goals helps a lot. Then making a list of everything that's on your plate and figuring out things that can wait vs. things that are urgent and high priority will allow to picture the workload in front of you. Maintaining a checklist with priority and ideally, dates by when you want to accomplish a task helps. After that, go through the list one by one and cross-off from the list. Each cross-off gives you a small mental boost that will encourage you to do the next task. And the next, until they're done.
Also, planning your day in all of this is extremely important. Plan your days (every single day) by the hour, give yourself time to breathe and set aside time for things that energize you/entertain you. Mentally that is very important.
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Cecile’s Answer

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Yes, time management is an essential skill for anyone who'd like to be successful. Think about time management not just for work, but also include life and other daily activities because the boundary between work and life is more blurred ever than the past, especially more jobs will be working from home since before COVID

Time management is about priority so walk through your goals and set priorities are the very first steps for managing your time well. Then, you shall look into all daily activities at work or outside of work to see what are matched with your first priority goal. Do those more and de-prioritize the rest according to their ranks.

I recommend a tool book called 'How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life'. I have used it since college to go through my goals almost every other year and constantly adjust my daily time management. I find this tool super simple and easy to follow. Hope this helps
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/180121.How_to_Get_Control_of_Your_Time_and_Your_Life
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Treasa’s Answer

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one of those things working professionals can’t get enough of.
Whether you’re a newbie or veteran, you always need another hour to tick tasks off from your to-do list.
It’s difficult to take control of every single minute of your day especially when there are too many distractions around. Since childhood, our parents and teachers have advised us to spend time and money wisely. In this article, we are going to take you back to the importance of time management but with a little spinoff.
Missed deadlines and appointments
Procrastination and lack of focus
Lack of professionalism
Inefficient workflow and low work quality
Unwanted stress
Poor professional reputation
Strained workplace relationships
Financial penalties
Work and life imbalance
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Lori’s Answer

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Time management is key to be successful in any business. In my opinion, the best way to start is to set realistic expectations. Do not over-commit and under-perform just because you think it isn't wise to turn away work. In all actuality its not turning work away, it is setting clear expectations. The recipient of the expected assignment can now manage their time in order to balance their workload as well.


When I first started in the business world I over-committed all the time because I thought that is what my manager wanted - someone who was a "yes", "can do" person. Unfortunately, I would miss deadlines because of the massive workload I had set for myself - which in turn led to some "not so flattering" reviews. I talked with a few of my peers and they explained that time-management was not just agreeing to do everything and then trying to find the time to complete but managing the work load by setting expectations.


Now, I have a daily planner that I use to manage my projects. I organize it in a way that puts the "must do" assignments first, the "need to do but not immediately" second and then I fill in the available time with "at some point this needs to be done but not now" items.


Every night before I leave, I set up my schedule for the next day. Also, as soon as I arrive in the morning I check my email for any updates or added requests, adjust my day if necessary and then start chipping away at my list.


I hope this helps!

Lori recommends the following next steps:

  • Take a course in time-management. Some employers have internal training that is extremely helpful.
  • If your employer does not have a training program -do some research on time management to better understand the importance. https://www.coachingpositiveperformance.com/17-essential-time-management-skills/
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Chris’s Answer

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There are a number of time management strategies out there, and I think a lot of them work on common principles. One that has consistently proved effective for me, especially on the days and weeks where I'm working long hours, is the Pomodoro method. The idea is to take a short break every hour or so, and a longer break every few hours. This method reinforces that we aren't meant to be locked into our work for hours on end with no break whatsoever.

Another thing to keep in mind is combining activities to the extent possible. If your work doesn't tie you to a screen, but just requires you to talk on the phone or think, then maybe it's a good time to take out the trash, make your lunch, etc. Getting through these small tasks that might otherwise hang over your head has a tremendous psychological benefit.
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Satish’s Answer

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Time management allows you to accomplish more in a shorter period of time, which leads to more free time, which lets you take advantage of learning opportunities, lowers your stress, and helps you focus, which leads to more career success.
Time management enables you to work smarter – not harder – so that you get more done in less time, even when time is tight and pressures are high. …

Make a Schedule and Stick to It.
Start improving your time management skills by organizing your days and weeks in advance.
Prioritize.
Set Some Boundaries.
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florence’s Answer

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I make a list of the tasks I need to complete on a piece of paper
I prioritize them by importance or due date.
As I complete them, I strike them thru.
The following morning, I refresh my list of tasks.
I know I have too much on my plate when my list doesn't get smaller. I talk to my manager about new deadlines or about giving some tasks to others or about prioritization.

If you don't like to use paper, you can use Trello.com. Create a 'to do' column, a done column. create a card for each task, add a due date.
Once you completed the task, check the due date box and move the task card to the 'done' column.

Either method gives me satisfaction to see things striked thru or moved to 'done' column
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KRISTY’s Answer

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Time management is key to your success at work. There are many resources to help you with time management. Check out The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change Special Edition by Stephen R. Covey. LinkedIn also has some online courses for time management. I am a list person. I make a list of all of the things I need to do (tasks). Then I prioritize the list. Urgent items get done first. Tasks that have to get done today are next. Items that take the least amount of time and can be knocked off the list quickly are next. I limit my interruptions. My calendar is kept up-to-date with meetings, calls and appointments (no double bookings allowed). I clearly have a beginning and ending work schedule on my calendar. I am not afraid to say "no" which is a complete sentence. Time management takes practice.
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Madhusudhan’s Answer

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Time Management is defined as one’s capability to make effective use of time and productivity, especially when at work.
Quite often, in our management classrooms, we’ve been taught of various ways to manage our day. However, to optimize our day, we first need to value the importance of the most priceless thing on this planet i.e. TIME

Time is considerably more valuable than money because Time is essential in our lives and plays a significant role. It is very important for us to respect the time because the time gone is never going to return.

Below are some simple time management strategies
1.Plan your day in advance
2.Start your day with a checklist
3.Take adequate rest and sleep well
4.Optimize your multitasking and focus on one task at a time
5.Accept your mistakes and move on
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shane’s Answer

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Time Management can be your best friend or your worst enemy depending how much time/effort - leading to success you focus on it.

- List your tasks at the start of every day.
- Pick the top 20% that you can accomplish (weight them by timing, urgency, $ impact) and stick with them.
- Give yourself time to be able to handle other critical tasks that may come in - remember under promise, over deliver
- As new ones come in during the day prioritize after these, but prioritize based on weighting of above
- Do the same thing, tomorrow
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Ashley’s Answer

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In any line of work you can be overwhelmed by workload. Know your purpose and focus on the tip 3-5 things that will help you achieve your purpose. Prioritize. As additional work comes your way you may need to re-prioritize just don't lose focus of your purpose. Always know your purpose.

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Rakesh’s Answer

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Its always good to assess the work, make a commitment and adhere to it. This will help you with a balanced life.
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Abhilash’s Answer

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Time management is one of the hardest things to crack as you become more senior and your day-to-day activities become more ambiguous. At any level though, what has worked well for me is prioritizing (as others have mentioned) and also being okay to push back / delegate things that fall off your plate. When I had to work on multiple competing priorities, i tried to look my list of things every day at the start and end of day to ensure I am focusing my time on the most important tasks. Another tip that worked for me was quickly judging which tasks can be delegated to someone else and getting them off my plate as soon as possible (as opposed to waiting on those lower priority things for days).

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Medha’s Answer

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Time management is one of the hardest things to crack as you become more senior and your day-to-day activities become more ambiguous. At any level though, what has worked well for me is prioritizing (as others have mentioned) and also being okay to push back / delegate things that fall off your plate. When I had to work on multiple competing priorities, i tried to look my list of things every day at the start and end of day to ensure I am focusing my time on the most important tasks. Another tip that worked for me was quickly judging which tasks can be delegated to someone else and getting them off my plate as soon as possible (as opposed to waiting on those lower priority things for days).

Hope these tips help you, Good luck!
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Gary’s Answer

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Hi,
That is a great question, I can honestly tell you that I am doing my answer to you right now :) I am prioritizing my work today, every other Friday for us is a day where half of our team is off and the other half (which I am part of) picks up the entire workload. I find that prioritizing the work that has to be done helps keep me on track, take care of the important things first, then handle everything else. Right now for example I am on a much needed break and decided to check CareerVillage.Org and try to help someone...now back to the prioritizing for me. :)
Good luck!

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