Poor time management is a major source of stress, putting pressure on well-being at work. Yet it is not always easy to pinpoint the exact causes. By exchanging experiences and working with practical tools and techniques, rapid progress can be made in your time management. Steven Vandenabeele, the keynote speaker at our time management workshop, shares some helpful tips!Get in touch with 4P square
Our brain and time management
The human brain can remember many things. Yet it happens all too often that we forget tasks in our daily life. Both men and women have a limited capacity to remember things. On average, women can remember 7 tasks whereas men can only remember 6 tasks. Both the conscious and subconscious parts of our brain work hard to remember things. But that does not always go well. The solution to this problem? Time management!
Here are 3 tips and tricks to help you manage your time and tasks in a more efficient way.
Important versus urgent tasks
The Eisenhower Matrix, also called the Urgent-Important Matrix, helps you decide on and prioritize tasks by urgency and importance, sorting out less urgent and important tasks that you should delegate or not do at all. This is crucial for time management of tasks.
Glue to your fingers
When you get a letter or mail and you open it, do something with it. Some people have a bad habit of switching an email back to unread after reading it. That is not right. The expression “Glue to your fingers”, describes the fact that you better take action when discovering a new task. This will only facilitate your task and time management.
Structure your planning with time boxing
Structuring your planning is extremely important for your time management. Make use of colours, leave enough space for free moments, and use timeboxes. Timeboxing is a simple time management technique that involves allotting a fixed unit of time for an activity in advance, and then complete the activity within that time frame. The goal of timeboxing is to define and limit the amount of time dedicated to an activity.
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