More On Time Management

By, 10/22/2012

Good time management can be vital in the workplace. It can determine the pace (and stress-level) of your day and help you stand out as an employee. Starting a new job can disrupt your old time management system—different roles, responsibilities or companies might prioritize different things. If it’s your first job out of college, too, that may pose a unique challenge as you develop your time management skills. Here are some helpful tips to consider:

  1. Make a schedule to visualize daily responsibilities and deadlines.
  2. Prioritize tasks according to importance, deadline and the time required to complete.
  3. Develop a reminder system, so you don’t lose tasks temporarily on the back burner.
  4. Daily diligence and persistence is key. Stick to it!
  5. Don’t sweat getting off-track.

The last tip is, in my view, the most important. If you’re making an effort to better your time management skills, you already know why it’s important. So if something unexpected comes up, it can be stressful to get back on schedule. But rolling with the punches is a part of every job, and keeping your cool as issues arise can make the difference between good and great time management.