We live in a society where life constantly moves at a faster pace. People are on the go and multi-tasking is now a standard rather than a phenomenon. The technological advancements always make us reachable, and we can access any information from wherever we are – regardless of time or place. It is almost unimaginable with a time without this technology.
Unfortunately, there is a flipside to these advances; there is no longer any pausing or relaxing in-between tasks. No matter if you are on the bus, driving or walking, you are most likely interacting with your smart phone or laptop.
Time is being used, and every hour is filled with something to do. In business, time is our most important resource. It is also very finite. We only have a certain amount of time, yet we rarely question how we spend it. Even though how we spend our time can make our success or break us out into stress, anxiety, or burnout. Figuring out ways to make the most of our time is the time we need so that we can continue to grow, be happy and excel in all that we decide to do.
Many of us have spent many days, months, and years working and yet having the sense of underachieving. We find ourselves carrying out the same tasks repeatedly, following routines because we have always done them this way. Why? We do not know. There is simply no time to reflect or to find alternative ways of carrying out our work.
And the longer we go without questioning why we do as we do, the less time we will have. Time is together with employees our most valuable resource, in any business. If time constraints are causing our people to stress, we will soon be without what’s most important to us. So, what can we do to solve our time issues to make sure our employees can work happily and excel our business?
Capture your moments
Begin with looking at the daily activities with the goal of prioritising what is most and what is less important to our people or company. Analyse which activities can be dropped entirely, be delegated, or even outsourced. Then make sure that you have the tools to analyse what you are doing with your time.
- Capture – Gather data on where your time is being spent
- Analyse - Identify the time thieves in your daily work
- Adapt – Spend your time right
Make sure you develop and improve yourself, your employees and update the routines to fit today’s fast pace. Ideally, we want to find the perfect balance between achievements and feeling good. Our time counts. Do not wait around, treat today as an opportunity to stop, and reflect before you make your move to an optimised tomorrow. Spend your time right.
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