Boosting Productivity With Effective Time Management

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Productivity hinges on order and personal productivity is no different. There are a variety of measures a person can implement to increase productivity. However, people should devise a plan in order to become more efficient. Read more about the Time Management tips below to become highly productive. Establish self discipline. Time management skills are in direct proportion to personal commitment. Pick a time management plan and commit to it. Take the initiative to finish necessary tasks.

Tips for Time Management
1. Multitasking is not productive. You will not get more done. In fact, you can lose almost half an hour trying to refocus on your original task. The human mind was not made to work on lots of things at the same time. You won't save time, you'll only lose concentration.

2. Time management means planning ahead. One of the best ways to manage time for people who have very busy schedules is to have to-do lists in place. Do not procrastinate, do not waiver from the list. Confirming appointments, prioritizing, effective delegation and a understanding for flexible time will ensure keeping tasks and schedules on track.

3. Easy scheduling. Easy but vital, people should make their schedule depending on their individual preferences. Some people work better analytically early in the morning. This type of person would not desire to schedule work like this late in the evening. Spend some time to realize what you like best and your skills so you can create your schedule to meet your personal needs.

4. To improve your personal productivity, you need to block out 50-100 minutes of your time for specific tasks. Right after that block, plan on 10-20 minutes of downtime to refresh your brain before moving to your next task. If a task requires a great deal of concentration schedule those tasks during quiet times to help with your focus. And be jealous of your time... don't fall into the trap of allowing others to interrupt you.

5. Master the eighty-twenty rule. This rule, otherwise known as the Pareto Principle, means that about twenty percent of what you do produces about eighty percent of the results you achieve. The main point here is that many things in life, such as reward and effort, fail to be evenly distributed. Some of these things contribute more or less than other things. What a person needs to remember is that it may in fact be true that about eighty percent of a bridge built got built in only twenty percent of the time yet it still requires the whole bridge to be functional. This observation calls for one to be aware of the possibility of putting too much work into too little return.

6. Create a group of smaller tasks out of big jobs. It is simpler to do one thing at a time, and it gives you a sense of accomplishment as well.

7. Take control of meetings. It is wise to avoid as many meetings as possible. When a meeting cannot be avoided it is best to limit them to a single hour and no more. Find a way to leave while still being considerate if a meeting runs over an hour. It is also important that meeting stick to their agenda. Try to limit people deviating from the set agenda of a meeting.

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Ron Finkelstein is a small business owner who has spent a fortune and lifetime improving his Time Management Strategies. If you liked this time management tip, you might also like to learn about the Eisenhower Time management

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This article was published on 2010/04/20