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Which Technique Should I Use To Manage My Time, Schedule My Tasks And Increase Productivity

There are a variety of time management hacks you can use to improve your productivity and maybe even become more efficient at your job. Time management is an essential part of being an effective human being and we all need to manage our time in order to be effective. Everyone has their own way of organising their time which might differ from person to person. In fact, when it comes to time management some people are better at managing their time than others while having the same overall goal in mind. This article explores some of the most effective ways for each person to manage their time in order to improve their overall productivity level and increase their success.



Don't start your day by opening your mailbox


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Start your day by completing one easy small task


That will give you a good feeling that a subtle confidence boost that will influence your entire day ...

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Schedule time for scheduling

If you don't make time to prioritise your tasks, you will not prioritise them, fail to handle them all, be late on every dead line, get overwhelmed, disappoint your colleagues and, most importantly, yourself....

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Limite the tasks entry points

Take a minute to count the different channels by which new tasks can end-up on your to do list.

  • mailbox (probably more than one)

  • instant messaging app

  • SMS

  • Voice mails

  • managers and colleagues walking at your desks

  • meetings

  • mentions in MS teams

  • post-it notes left on your desk

  • documents given to you

  • note books

  • reminder app on your phone

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Multiplying new tasks entry points is just adding burden. You need to limit and aggregate them to facilitate and accelerate you scheduling. It will save you time but also bring more control and peace of mind....

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The 4 D's technique and the single touch policy

Do it - Ditch it - Delegate it or Delay it...

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