Time management is a collective term for all kinds of techniques and methods to use your time in a conscious control manner.
However, what is much more important to all of us is using time efficiently is using your time effectively. You can be quite efficient, but you won’t be productive if you’re doing the wrong things.
For managers, time management is not only about being efficient but also about doing the right things!
Ultimately, of course, what managers want is to achieve goals. And, in order to reach those objectives, they must plan accordingly. And for planning the right things, managing time in accordance with those is very important.
Let’s discuss 5-time management tips that would be effective for managers.
Tip 1 – Create 100% Target Clarity In Job Objectives
Goals without actions are like dreams. Actions without clear goals often turn out to be just a waste of time. You’re either doing too much or not enough. Or you don’t choose the right actions. Thus, create 100% target clarity in job objectives. A small number of clearly defined goals will help you choose the right activities. A good job objective is formulated as a result of output. Can be measured and objectively determined. It gives the employee a kind of kick to achieve it. 100% target clarity is the foundation. Only then can an employee or team embrace a goal and accelerate.
Tip 2 – Really Pay Attention To The Degree Of Goal Acceptance
The best step right after goal clarity is goal acceptance. The greater the acceptance, the more ownership. If a team or individual employee embraces a 100% clear goal, this will help you enormously as a manager. The team or employee likes to accelerate and improve and renew themselves more easily to achieve the result. Do you believe in your purpose? Then you really want to go for it. Pay real attention to the degree of goal acceptance. Ask your team or your employee to name the results themselves. What do you believe in and what do you really want to go for? Have them think about a plan: how do you plan to present the result? And ask them more often to express their faith.
Tip 3 – “Allow The Other Person To Speak Up In All Situations”
Decisiveness is a valued competency among managers. In many situations, you benefit from this quality. But every advantage often has its disadvantage. Especially in difficult situations such as human errors or conflict-like situations, you run the risk as a decisive manager sometimes to react and judge too quickly. It is not less than true, first to understand, then to be understood. As a manager, it forces you to behave objectively. It will take more time, but you will be able to make better decisions which will be worth the time. And you also make your workplace a safer place to work. It makes you feel good and fair.
Tip 4 – Create Your Own Priority Filter
Working effectively means working efficiently. As a manager, you are responsible for the entire company, department, or team. All activities that you pay attention to will quickly contribute to the result. But when have you done well as a manager? When did you “turn” a good year? This is where you must create your own priority filter. Choose and formulate clear and measurable objectives. When you work effectively in everything you do, you are accountable to 2 “entities”: to yourself and to your goals. With your priority filter in mind, you make the right choices more consciously and faster and you focus better. This way you can easily make a difference.
Tip 5 – Focus On Increasing Employee Engagement
Employees with a bad “boss” are more likely to have a heart attack. A group of more than half of all employees experiences dealing with their supervisors as the most stressful part of the work. Engaged employees are less likely to choose another employer and have a better relationship with their customers. The quality of the work goes up.
It is true that companies with engaged employees create more jobs, more revenue, and more profit. Thus, focus on increasing employee engagement/ Talk to employees and ask them for ideas. View and discuss the working atmosphere together with the employees and optimize it together. Extra tip: consider a platform where employees can submit ideas for improvement.
If you’re determined to make improvements, you should start looking for what’s wasting your time during the day and how you can reduce or multitask it. That will help you get more done every day and most importantly, more things you want to do. All the above-mentioned tips will be effective for managers in managing time and making the work more efficient and effective.