Time Management Capability
“Time management” is the organization and planning process for splitting your time between specific activities. Good time management allows you to work smarter–not harder–so that even when time is tight and pressures are high, you get more done in less time. Failure to manage your time causes damage to your efficacy and stress.
There never looks to be enough time in the day. But, since we all have the same 24 hours, why do some people achieve with their time so much more than others? The answer lies in managing time well.
The highest attainers are exceptionally well managing their time. You can improve your ability to function more effectively by using the time – management techniques in this section – even when time is tight and pressures are high.
Good time management requires a significant shift from activity to outcome: being busy is not the same as being effective. (Ironically, the opposite is often closer to the truth.) Spending your day in an activity frenzy often results in less, as you divide your attention between so many different tasks. Good time management allows you to work more intelligently–not harder–so in less time you get more done.
What Is Time Management?
“Time management” refers to the way that you organize and plan how long you spend on specific activities.
It may seem counter-intuitive to dedicate precious time to learning about time management, instead of using it to get on with your work, but the benefits are enormous:
- Greater productivity and efficiency.
- A better professional reputation.
- Less stress.
- Increased opportunities for advancement.
- Greater opportunities to achieve important life and career goals.
- Failing to manage your time effectively can have some very undesirable consequences:
- Missed deadlines.
- Inefficient work flow.