One of the biggest challenges many of us face is the difficulty of managing individual priorities when working with other team members. In past articles, the Quantum Learning team has shared effective strategies for both leaders and team members on time management and avoiding a constant state of Crisis. Since we’ve shared tips on how to manage time properly, we thought we would also share a list of indicators or habits that may raise some red flags. Here are our 5 Habits of Highly Unproductive People:
It seems that our lives are moving faster than they ever have. How often have we remarked to a co-worker about “how fast the time has flown by”, or hear someone say “Where did the time go?”
Our world, both online and offline, seems to be moving at lightening speed these days with no signs of slowing down.
Let’s face it; our business world is a busy, fast-moving and noisy place where information is coming at us at an alarming rate all day long. As business professionals, we are constantly receiving a steady flow of emails, text messages, phone calls and voice mails. This incoming information can take the form of client leads, new product ideas, customer complaints and even in-house needs like staff management. Sometimes it’s enough to make our heads spin and our eyes cross.
We’re all faced with too much to do these days. But one person’s challenge may not be someone else’s. In order to really maximize the use of your time, you need to have a good understanding about what YOUR unique time management challenges are.
Do you relate to any of these challenges?
One of the biggest challenges we hear from participants in our Time Management Classes is the difficulty of managing individual priorities when working with other team members. Below please find 5 deadly traps that can really zap how effectively team members are able to get their work done. You may want to discuss these with team members during your next meeting. This discussion just might help you each get more done each day! The five deadly traps impacting team time are:
Do you ever feel like you are spinning your wheels each day? Have you ever wondered if how you spend your time is similar to how other people spend theirs? The American Time Use Survey conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that after work and sleep, there's really not much time left for anything else by the average working American. This is how the average working person spends their time on a daily basis:
You've certainly felt the pain of distractions and interruptions at work. Have you been putting all your focus into completing a certain task, been interrupted, and then afterwards can't remember where you were? Or worse yet, you don't ever go back to your original place?
You've heard it said that "Successful People Do the Things Unsuccessful People Don't Want to Do." There's a great deal of truth in that statement and it demonstrates the value of accomplishing goals by overcoming procrastination. It's important to first understand why you are procrastinating and then take steps to overcome those tendencies. There are 5 important steps to take, as follows: