Friday, April 25, 2008

Managing Time at Workplace

Wondering why you never seem to get things done? At work, the way to manage time is to understand priorities. Have a plan. Break it down and execute them.

If you ask [the best time managers] to do anything, they say, "How long is that going to take me? I have to gather the equipment. I have to set it up. I have to check for batteries. I have to sit down and think a little bit." If you go through this process, then you're in the position to make smart decisions about which tasks you will do, which tasks you won't, what you should delegate, and how you can create shortcuts. It's a breakthrough skill.
Julie Morgenstern Time management Consultant, author of Time Management From The Inside Out

Time is a great healer, but a poor beautician.
Lucille S. Harper

Time is money.
Benjamin Franklin

Examine how you’re spending the workday and eliminate time wasters.
Organize everything around you so you can think and have more time
Unclutter your mind with cues that will help you remember.
Examine work you dread doing and figure out a better, quicker way to
Delegate everything you can and automate how you follow up later.
Incorporate the right technology and finish work six times quicker.
Peggy Duncan, professional speaker and personal productivity expert

You must get good at one of two things. Planting in the spring or begging in the fall.
Jim Rohn

Commit your works to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
Proverbs 16:3

Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.
Earl Nightingale

Just as you did for your family life, draw up a thorough list of your commitments and work load. Then sort it into "My direct responsibility" and "Indirect workload." If you are in a position to delegate, get going and toss off the indirect workload to the eager beavers that abound. If you are simply overloaded, meet with your boss and suggest a plan for spreading the wealth for a more efficient work process.
Molly Gold, creator of the The GO MOM Planner

The real trick to time management is not how much faster you can file papers or how much multitasking you can do. The real trick is to keep other people from wasting your time.
Mark Lamendola, Time Management Expert, Event Speaker

Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year -- and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade.
Anthony Robbins

Creative Time. Sometimes the buzz of activity and retail scenes in airports sparks my creative thought. Travel time can be a quiet yet inspired time for creative mental work. Brainstorm on paper. Doodle. Create a new product or service based on the ideas you gather.
Jana M. Kemp , facilitator and Time Architect, author of two books – Moving Meetings (McGraw Hill, 1994) and No!, (Making Time Strategies when traveling by air).

Everything requires time. It is the only truly universal condition. All work takes place in time and uses up time. Yet most people take for granted this unique, irreplaceable, and necessary resource. Nothing else, perhaps, distinguishes effective executives as much as their tender loving care of time.
Peter F. Drucker

Pacing yourself and gaining control of your time lets you accomplish what you value at work, in school, or at home. Skillful management of time gives you more time for friends, family, and leisure activities. It also helps avert burnout—total loss of initiative or the ability to continue to work toward accomplishing the task at hand.
Jan Yager, Ph.D, Time Management Expert, Speaker, Consultant, Author, Trainer

Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination; Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
Lord Chesterfield

All the flowers of all of the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.
Chinese Proverb

1 comment:

Steve Potman said...

My favorite quote out of them all is from Benjamin Franklin. Time is money and that is very true.

I try to use that moto in my office a lot. I actually tried to make everything in my office more time efficient. I went out and bought a better coffee pot, better phone system and what seems to have worked the best so far was buying the timesheet management software. It really is cool and cuts down time. If my workers can work more and spend less time with other things, then the more money the company has to use.

Great blog, great quotes. Thanks!