Eight Steps to Efficient Time Management
Keep a daily work diary. Write down every task that you handle. At the end of each week, assign a value to each task indicating which tasks can be delegated or outsourced. When making this type of decision, think about what your time is worth. For example, is your time better spent focusing on marketing or filing paperwork?
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Keep your working space organized. File papers promptly, or set a time to file papers all at once. Don’t let that paperwork pile up. Get into the filing habit now, while your company is still small. This will also set a good example for your employees to follow.
Return emails and calls promptly, ideally within twenty-four hours. Set a time to do this but not first thing in the morning. I found that when I would answer calls first thing, I would get distracted by what other people wanted or needed me to do and my to-do list would get pushed back or put off. The best time to answer the phone or reply to emails is after you got your priority items done or started as sometimes you’re also waiting on others input.
Focus on accomplishing things. In other words, focus on productivity.
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