8 tips to optimize time in highly demanding environments
Working in highly demanding environments can generate professional stress, demotivation and unnecessary overtime. However, in many of these cases, we speak of highly rewarding positions that offer the employee great opportunities to train and excel. However, learning to manage time is not only possible, it is necessary.
According to a study conducted by the human resources company Nexian, with 30 delegated offices, Spanish companies have certain ways of working that directly affect the time variable. From the study, 3 common conclusions are drawn to all of them:
- Only 50 percent of the workday is one hundred percent profitable.
- 15 percent of this time is lost in ineffective meetings, unnecessary interruptions, tasks that do not add value, etc.
- And we consult the email about 20 times per hour.
With these data, Nexian proposes 8 recommendations aimed at increasing the results of our work, minimizing the effort required to do so:
Recommendation No. 1. “Become aware of the problem and identify the causes of your loss of time In some cases, it is due to lack of order, or planning, not knowing how to say ‘no’ to commitments or avoid distractions Any of these reasons are the culprits of a high number of lost minutes, and the worst thing is that, generally, they all live together. “
Recommendation No. 2. “Plan and organize, lack of order and planning is the first responsibility to leave tasks unfinished or not delivered on time, one minute invested in organization, saves up to ten in execution, defines objectives and establishes priorities before to start with the most pleasant tasks to do, but that can consume us a time that we do not have “.
Recommendation No. 3. “Stop the thieves of time, they can come disguised as kind companions who come to invite us to a short coffee, as a poorly planned meeting, or are the 200 emails we receive daily.” In any case, it is essential to assign a fair amount of time to each task and not allow it to be exceeded by defocusing on our objective “.
Recommendation No. 4. “Urgent vs. important, make sure to establish the best relationships and remember: First, perform the urgent and important tasks Continue with the important, but not urgent, Leave the important or urgent ones for the end. If possible, if they can be discarded. “
Recommendation No. 5. “Learning the art of delegating Delegation is not simply a transfer of work Delegate the work in obtaining the results in the results, in this way, not only to grow professionally, but also to form your own team “.
Recommendation No. 6. “Stop postponing tasks that you least like.” Procrastinating, or as we said before, “leaving for tomorrow what you can do today”, means in many cases to do things to feel calmer and have an excuse to face the truly necessary task. “
Recommendation No. 7. “Concentration of your mind Multitasking is not only for all activities and the latest results to reduce the level of concentration, intellectual performance and the threat to the quality of work and productivity.”
Recommendation No. 8. “Check e-mail and meetings We check emails about 20 times per hour, and we lose about an hour a day in useless conversations or meetings. It is advisable to spend some time a day responding to and responding to emails, grouping Themes, but not having the inbox open all day and active notices. “
As it is said at the moment, “optimizing time depends on each one”. Knowing how to gain time is the key to developing it.
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