We do not like to hear it but discipline and organization are a key factor for this. Time management is, in general, the wrong term. We cannot manage time but we are able to manage ourselves in the time we are given, which means that we have to effectively structure our work day and do the “right” tasks at the “right” time. This, of course, is depending on goals and priorities. The question is: which priorities lead to my goals? An analysis is required. Which activities make the most contribution to our goal? When is the right time for these activities? Where do I lose the most time? What is a time value analysis? How do I evaluate priorities? How do I deal with the unforeseen?
Without discipline, all the knowledge and planning methods will not get us anywhere. It is important that we know ourselves and our flaws. How are we able to motivate ourselves and not relapse in old patterns? How do we deal with setbacks? How do we reward ourselves for success? And: How do we find the suitable methods and tools that fit us and our personality? Nobody is able to work “against oneself” in the long run. An uncomfortable and often secretive, but very helpful truth. It’s worth it to work on yourself.
■ Employees that are aware of the fact: There is never “no time for this” but false priorities.
■ Employees that want to deal with the most effective working methodologies.
■ Leaders who view delegation not just as “pushing something away”.
■ People who actively chose to go on a “journey” to themselves.
AT Working methodology and time management