When running a business, time management can be tough; especially when deciding which of your tasks is a priority. However, don’t let yourself get bogged down. All you need is some organisation and management of your tasks to get yourself back on track!
At Virtual PA UK, our team are sharing their top five ways to improve time management skills and increase productivity in the workplace:
Start delegating – Are you somebody who takes on more tasks than you actually have time for? If so, this can result unnecessary stress and even burnout. Don’t look at delegation as a way of running away from all your responsibilities, instead see it as the important function of management it is. Start by handing out simple tasks to people in your office and you will feel a weight lifted off your shoulders.
Prioritise your tasks – Before you get cracking, make a list of all the work you need to get done that day. Often, unimportant tasks will take up too much of your time so you need to know which tasks need your immediate attention.
Avoid procrastinating – Procrastination is one of the things that badly affect the productivity of a workplace – often resulting in a waste of time and energy. It should be avoided at all costs to prevent it having an impact on both your career and personal life.
Set deadlines – When you have a task at hand, make sure to set a realistic deadline and stick to it! Try to set a deadline few days before the tasks so you can any tasks that might get in the way. This will help to organise your workload as well as provide you with some satisfaction once the jobs are done.
Take some regular breaks – Give yourself a ten minute break – particularly after a difficult and stressful task! Unfortunately, a huge amount of stress can take a toll on your body and have an effect on productivity so go for a walk, listen to some music or even just make yourself a cuppa.
Still struggling to manage your time efficiently and effectively? Why not look at hiring a virtual assistant!
If you want to find out a bit more about our virtual PAs and all of the services we provide including: diary management, event planning and bookkeeping, get in touch with our team on 01376 386850