Tag Archives: Time Management

Project Management and Holiday Time Management: Merrily Mastering the Moment

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For many professionals, managing projects through the holidays is a challenge – keeping clients happy, keeping production running, while also caring for your team and your family is tough. Here are some tips for managing competing demands: Block Away Time: If you have freedom with your schedule, let your bosses, clients and teams what your…
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Using Procrastination: A Time Management Tool During the Holidays

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Let’s face it – most of us have a unique talent for procrastination! Instead of that difficult report, we work on email. Instead of having that difficult conversation, we call a friend. Instead of working on that status report, we do laundry or online shopping. The holiday season brings a diversity of needs and a…
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Entering the Holiday with Energy and Eagerness: Managing Time Through the Holidays

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Many people are approaching the end of 2021 with a sense that a New Normal may be emerging. Kids are back in school, families are gathering again, and businesses are settling into new telework and remote work patterns. At the same time, many are experiencing stress and challenges at work in managing supply chain challenges,…
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Charting Better Time Management with a Pareto Analysis

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To solve a problem, we must understand it. A lot of effective time and project management is understanding the root causes that lead to quality problems, or to increased time on a project.  A Pareto Analysis is an approach for identifying, classifying and visualizing the causes driving a problem or variable. For example, what factors…
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The ABC’s of an ABC Analysis

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A lot of time and project management is making smart lists. Most people make “To Do” lists – long strings of activities with various levels of importance and urgency. Then, once complete, we get to check the activities off the list, often with a sense of closure and satisfaction. Organized as a single “list of…
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How Can You Manage Your Time Better?

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One of the best approaches to time management is to acknowledge that no one can do everything. Yet, many time management trainers still focus on schedules and productivity instead of prioritization, energy and coping with distractions. The truth is that time is limited and you are a finite resource. The effort to “keep up” can…
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5 Tips & Tricks for Better Time Management and Multitasking

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Go faster! Work harder! Get more done in less time! MULTITASK! Sound familiar? Everyone’s trying to find the secret formula for cramming as much work as possible into every workday. Too often, though, the result of our super-scheduled, overly tight timelines is that we obsess over double-, triple- or quadruple-tasking and lose focus on our…
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