In the hustling bustling world of IT, one thing Windows computing managers never have enough of is time. How often have you arrived at work in the morning with an ambitious agenda, only to find yourself sitting at your desk eight to ten hours later with nothing crossed off your to-do list? If this happens to you regularly, you may have a time management problem.
"I believe there are two types of barriers to effective time management: internal and external," says Dr. Mallary Tytel, president of Healthy Workplaces (www.healthyworkplaces.com) in Bolton, Conn. Internal barriers are factors like discipline and procrastination, and external barriers are issues like your workload and available corporate resources. Regardless of the barriers you face, following some key pointers may help you work more efficiently, reducing your stress and increasing your productivity.
10 STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL TIME MANAGEMENT
Step 01: Getting started
Step 02: Set clear goals and objectives
Step 03: Keep an activity log
Step 04: Handle e-mail and phone calls in batches
Step 05: Divide larger tasks into groups of smaller ones
Step 06: Prioritize tasks
Step 07: Set aside chunks of time to do nothing
Step 08: Don't overwork yourself
Step 09: Learn when to say no
Step 10: Know when you need time management help
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| Krissi Danielsson
Krissi Danielsson is a frequent contributor to SearchWin2000.com and a full-time writer and author. She holds an AA in Social Sciences and is completing a BA in Psychology with a minor in Journalism.
Copyright 2005 TechTarget
This was first published in April 2005