window._mfq = window._mfq || []; (function() { var mf = document.createElement("script"); mf.type = "text/javascript"; mf.async = true; mf.src = "//cdn.mouseflow.com/projects/0148bb62-7ff8-46ae-a466-bf3fd13c7d09.js"; document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(mf); })();
407-478-6600    Get SUPPORTLunch & Learn

TaylorWorks Blog

Tip of the Week: 3 Ways to Optimize Your Time

Tip of the Week: 3 Ways to Optimize Your Time

Time always seems to escape so many of us. What should be easily accomplishable in a morning can easily stretch to the afternoon, for what seems like no reason. The hard truth is, it isn’t time’s fault… it’s our own bad practices. For today’s tip, we’re going over how you can fight these tendencies to optimize your use of the time that is available.

1. Prioritize

One of the biggest time sinks to be found in any business is the simple act of deciding what to work on next. We’ve all been there at some point: having finished one task, we suddenly reference our to-do list and encounter the same problem as a kid has in a candy store… too many options.

Taking a few moments at the start of every day to organize these tasks can greatly improve how you spend your time throughout the rest of the day, and can ultimately lead to far less waffling later on. With a set process laid out, you no longer have to make the decision over what to work on next - it has already been made.

To create this order, look at everything you have to work on and establish how urgent each task is compared to the others. Deadlines are a handy way to help establish this, or if someone else in your organization needs it before they can continue their work. Identifying these qualities and ordering your tasks accordingly from the start is a small time investment, especially when you consider the impact it can have on your productivity later on. Utilizing a communications and collaboration solution can help you establish the organizational priority of each of your tasks with the help of your team.

2. Habitually Limit the Time You Spend on Rote Tasks

There are always those tasks that pop up throughout the day that seem insignificant at the time. Take checking your email, for example… how long does it take to do that? However, checking email and a variety of other tasks can quickly grow from a momentary activity to an extended process.

After all, there’s always the chance that briefly responding to an email could pull you into an extended and time-consuming debate.

Furthermore, some of these tasks carry the expectation that you will immediately drop what you’re doing to take care of whatever’s needed. Emails are notorious for communicating this urgency, whether or not it was intended. Regardless, it puts pressure on the employee to switch their focus, which hurts productivity.

Instead, establish a practice of setting a concrete period out of your day where you will check and respond to your email, or whatever task it is that applies to your situation. Actually schedule this time into your day, using the business management solution that your company has in place to control schedules. Outside of that time, leave that task alone… if an email’s contents are truly that important, you’ll find out about them some other way before long.

3. Delegation and Outsourcing

We get it, business matters and activities tend to be kept close to the chest. After all, if you can’t trust yourself to do something right, who can you trust? Who else has the incentive you do, to do the best job possible?

Frankly? Someone you’ve hired to do a job.

Delegation can be difficult, of course, but only if you don’t trust those around you. However, there are plenty of resources out there, both inside your business and available through outsourcing, that could do exactly the job that needs ro be done. As a result, you can divert your focus to tasks that need it more, trusting the resource to produce.

You may have to put in a bit of time picking the best resources, especially when outsourcing, but the results will be well worth the time.

TaylorWorks can help you put these practices into action, with the added effects of the solutions that can be implemented to make these practices easier. Give us a call at 407-478-6600 to further discuss any of the solutions we’ve described here, and for more handy tips that could help you better leverage your time, subscribe to our blog!.

Microsoft Launches Office 365 Advanced Threat Prot...
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Will Soon Reach EOL
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Wednesday, May 22 2019
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Technology Network Security Best Practices Cloud Business Computing Privacy Hosted Solutions Data Backup Managed IT Services Malware Email Hackers Data Recovery Productivity Internet Innovation User Tips Mobile Devices VoIP Data Google Outsourced IT Communications Microsoft Internet of Things Tech Term Efficiency IT Services Backup Cloud Computing Hardware Cybersecurity Software Business Continuity Business Communication Android Saving Money Workplace Tips Smartphones Artificial Intelligence BDR IT Support Small Business Business Management Disaster Recovery Ransomware Managed IT Services Gadgets Smartphone Windows 10 Network Router Mobile Device Phishing IT Support Cybercrime Chrome Applications Collaboration Browser Server Law Enforcement Managed IT Training Encryption How To BYOD Spam Computer Windows Office 365 Money Users Save Money Data Security Social Media Computers Data Protection Mobile Device Management Blockchain Two-factor Authentication Access Control Information Avoiding Downtime Passwords Proactive IT Holiday Word Mobility Virtualization Business Intelligence Settings Connectivity Firewall File Sharing Miscellaneous Alert Upgrade Redundancy Machine Learning IT Management Voice over Internet Protocol Social Engineering Wi-Fi Paperless Office Software as a Service Automation Analysis Operating System Telephone Systems Remote Monitoring Identity Theft Education App Bandwidth Facebook Apps Managed Service Productivity Document Management Business Technology Servers Private Cloud Manufacturing Compliance Vulnerability Fraud Website Cables Sports Data loss OneNote CES Mobile Computing Telephone System Virtual Reality Scam Google Docs Content Management Data Breach Wireless Spam Blocking IT Plan Health Windows 7 Smart Tech Comparison Telephony Employer-Employee Relationship Augmented Reality Business Owner Value Unsupported Software Display Remote Computing Google Drive Human Resources Bring Your Own Device Data Storage Government Help Desk Cryptocurrency Solid State Drive Virtual Private Network VPN Flexibility Hacker Infrastructure Keyboard Credit Cards Information Technology Microsoft Office Staff Healthcare Unified Threat Management Update Password Budget Networking Workers Meetings Botnet Work/Life Balance Big Data Save Time Virtual Assistant Flash GDPR Digital Signature Cryptomining Electronic Health Records Patch Management Cleaning Data Warehousing WiFi eCommerce Risk Management Current Events Travel Hosted Computing Tip of the week Workforce Public Cloud Remote Monitoring and Maintenance ISP webinar Mobile Cortana Warranty Biometric Security Enterprise Content Management Audit Business Mangement Smartwatch Knowledge Amazon E-Commerce Database Computer Care Unified Communications Social Devices Line of Business File Versioning Smart Office Black Market Content Filtering Vendor Management Emails Screen Mirroring Search Engine Inventory Windows Server 2008 Managed Service Provider Telecommuting Conferencing Professional Services Windows 10 Printer IoT OLED Password Management Hacking HBO End of Support Gmail Employee Addiction Instant Messaging Network Congestion Sync Amazon Web Services Camera Strategy YouTube Worker Commute Samsung Theft Vendor Thought Leadership HIPAA MSP Multiple Versions Battery Charger Cast Office Tips Bing Legal Entertainment Downtime Remote Work PDF Tools Technology Tips Quick Tips Mouse Cabling NIST Computer Fan Outlook Recycling Digital Signage Cache USB Electronic Medical Records IT Consultant Online Shopping Distribution Multi-Factor Security HaaS Google Apps Streaming Media Wireless Technology 5G Remote Worker Restore Data Students Authentication Regulations Root Cause Analysis Administrator Insurance Default App Data Management FENG Frequently Asked Questions Specifications eWaste Google Search Wireless Internet Recovery Leadership Skype Evernote The Internet of Things Logistics Windows 10s Software Tips Trending Marketing Security Cameras Content Filter Hard Drives Wiring Backup and Disaster Recovery Netflix Fiber-Optic Shortcuts Nanotechnology Microchip Practices Safe Mode Excel Millennials Proactive Criminal Net Neutrality Wire Start Menu Wireless Charging Project Management Accountants HVAC SaaS Physical Security Lifestyle Computing Infrastructure Password Manager Employee/Employer Relationship Storage Techology Humor Customer Service Utility Computing Content Computer Accessories Internet Exlporer Mobile Office Twitter Music Two Factor Authentication Domains User Error Politics Audiobook CrashOverride Hybrid Cloud Bluetooth Assessment Regulation Wearable Technology Hiring/Firing Public Speaking Analytics Transportation Video Games Books Webinar Presentation Automobile Television Fun Internet exploMicrosoft Lithium-ion battery How to Printers Company Culture Benefits IT solutions Files Tech Support Best Practice Worker Office IBM Public Computer Advertising Safety Troubleshooting Managing Stress Smart Technology Loyalty Colocation Scalability Emergency History Shadow IT Hosted Solution Rootkit Relocation Customer Relationship Management Search Competition Employer Employee Relationship IP Address Experience

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite