More often than not, the productivity of a business is based on how time is managed.
It’s about using your time efficiently and prioritising the things you have to do.
Time is precious – wasting or failing to use it wisely can gravely affect your business.
Many builders struggle with time management, as they don’t know where to start or how much time to spend on a particular task.
Due to the pile of work they have to deal with, they get confused, fail to divide time properly and end up buried in unfinished tasks.
So in order to boost your productivity, you need to sharpen your time management skills. And here are some tips to help you:
Prioritising things is key to time management.
List down all your pending tasks and determine which ones should be completed first.
Once you have a list, schedule each task by giving it a specified block of time. Make sure that you stick to your schedule so you won’t have to adjust it constantly.
Prioritising and creating a schedule allows you to have an overview of the tasks at hand so you don’t get confused on which to do first.
This time management technique is really effective as long as you create your schedule properly… and follow it!
2. Don’t Multi-task
You might consider yourself a multi-tasker, and you might feel like you get to do more things this way…
In reality, however, you don’t.
Multitasking affects the quality of your work and makes you more prone to mistakes because your focus is divided into several tasks.
You won’t be able to really pay attention to each one… and this compromises the quality.
In the end, you might have to redo some of the work you have already done because of too many errors.
So instead of multi-tasking, focus on one task at a time, finish it within the deadline and then move on to the next one.
This leads to better productivity and less stress on your part.
3. Avoid distractions
There are so many distractions around you – your computer, your mobile phone, your e-mail and so on.
If you want to finish things as fast as you can, avoid everything that can distract you.
Turn off your phone, or put it onto silent mode, stop checking your email every time you get the opportunity, log out of your social media accounts and focus on the task at hand.
Once you’re finished your task, set times to return phone calls, reply to emails and check for updates on your social media accounts.
Remember, there is time to do everything even if you think and feel there isn’t.
You just have to figure out how to find and make time… And that’s where good time management skills come in.
Time management is vital in the operation of your business. You have to be wise and resourceful when it comes to doing tasks within a time frame.
It takes discipline and proper allotment but once you nail proper time management, you’ll be able to finish all your tasks without feeling so stressed and pressured.