10 tips for time management in a multitasking world
Time management is one of those skills no one teaches you in school but you have to learn. It doesn’t matter how smart you are if you can’t organize information well enough to take it in. And it doesn’t matter how skilled you are if procrastination keeps you from getting your work done.
Younger workers understand this, and time management is becoming a topic of hipsters.
In today’s workplace, you can differentiate yourself by your ability to handle information and manage your time. “Careers are made or broken by the soft skills that make you able to hand a very large workload,”
So here are 10 tips to make you better at managing your work:
1. Don’t leave email sitting in your in box.
2. Admit multitasking is bad.
3. Do the most important thing first.
4. Check your email on a schedule.
5. Keep web site addresses organized.
6. Know when you work best.
7. Think about keystrokes.
8. Make it easy to get started.
9. Organize your to-do list every day.
10. Dare to be slow.
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10 tips for time management in a multitasking world Brazen Careerist by Penelope Trunk
I am a PM for whom emails are a perennial source of getting bogged down. Emials pour in and some of the senders call up and ask whether you have received the email and what is your reply and start discussing on this. Hence giving top most priority to attending to emails is right???? Especially in this world of "E Mail Management"???????
12th July 2008 From India , Mumbai