7 Key Time Management Skills to Share with Your Employees

Ms. Career Girl

Being able to effectively manage your time is a soft skill that employers desire in their staff because ultimately it streamlines the work and increases the company’s bottom line. Effective time management results in deadlines made, customers satisfied, regular hours without added overtime due to ineffective work in normal hours, and much more. Here are 7 key time management skills that you need to share with your staff today.

8 Tips for Every First-Time Manager

Ms. Career Girl

The post 8 Tips for Every First-Time Manager appeared first on Ms. Being a first-time manager is exciting and scary. You’ve proven yourself to your company and boss, but now comes the harder part: earning respect from your fellow employees, managing a more rigorous day to day, and learning how to do your new job well. As a first-time manager, you alienate yourself from your employees when you don’t put yourself in their shoes.


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Time Management for the HR Professional


Time management is a problem for many of us, regardless of our job. Here are some time management tips written with the HR professional in mind. Maybe it is a manager calling to say he needs to hire two more cashiers, and he needed them by yesterday. It is easy to get caught up in thinking everything needs to be done right away when supervisors, employees, and executive management get demanding and insist their request is highly important.

Time Management Tips for Better Work-Life Choices

Cube Rules

You’re fatigued, this current project has your stomach in knots, and you really need to get out of there for a while if you want to retain your last ounce of sanity. The post Time Management Tips for Better Work-Life Choices appeared first on Cube Rules. You may find yourself at a point where you’re ready to tear your hair out. Work is a nightmare.

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5 Sneaky Ways to Defeat Your Time Management Frenemy


When it comes to time management, it’s sage advice. Phone calls, emails and other interruptions may be proven time management enemies, but the real threat is infinitely more insidious in its subtlety. This is why it is so much easier to spend time thinking about problems (things we’ve seen) then solutions (things we haven’t seen.) Our brain is like a spaghetti strainer…it can’t hold much at one time.

E-mail: the problem with processing and time management

Cube Rules

Most e-mail articles tell you to sit down and go through your e-mail several times a day. Outside of getting rid of the notification (recommended), what is the big problem with all that advice to “just go through your e-mail at set times during the day&# ? Reference material for our projects. Three hours later, people look up from their work, not realizing the time that went by, and then get ticked because the very most important thing for the day never got done.

5 Project Management Skills to Help You Succeed

Ms. Career Girl

The post 5 Project Management Skills to Help You Succeed appeared first on Ms. Project management is vital for business leaders in any industry, but guiding a project from conception to execution isn’t always straightforward. That’s where strong project management skills come in. Businesses of all types and in all industries have one thing in common: They set goals to manage growth and success. What Is Project Management?

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3 Time Management Tools to Organise Your Job Hunt #TechTuesday

The Undercover Recruiter

Being on-time, fast and persistent is vital to an effective job hunt. To make job hunting easier, we strongly recommend using time management tools to keep you […]. 3 Time Management Tools to Organise Your Job Hunt #TechTuesday. Career Management Job Search Tech Tuesday Technology #TechTuesday app Apple collaborate Fantastical hunt iOS iPhone job project search Smartphone todoist Trello

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The Solution To Your Time Management Problem

Career Realism

Time management is one of the hardest skills for people to manage on their own. Although some lucky people are able to manage their time efficiently, most people need a lot of practice to acquire it. Productivity usually depends on many factors; such as the working atmosphere, the actual time spent working and the ability to make sound decisions. These tasks can be completed in a timely manner with the assistance of tablets.

Sustaining Enthusiasm for a Long-Term Project

Water Cooler Wisdom

Although the Fast Company piece didn’t directly address it, Stern and Chris Hersman, the lead engineer on the New Horizons project, had another intimidating task. How could they bolster their team’s excitement about a project where no immediate payoff was an understatement? Stern and Hersman likely reminded their people that the National Academy of Sciences ranked New Horizons as the space agency’s top priority during an every-10-years survey of its projects.

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It’s an Executive Time Management Secret: Getting Work Done in Half the Time


Learning to ruthlessly prioritize is key to winning in this particular time management program. Understand that fixed duties and tasks must be accomplished in half the time , four to five hours, usually completed during the course of a full day, eight to ten hours. Database maintenance, online or in-house, reduces the amount of cold sourcing, a time-consuming task, needed when commencing a recruitment or departmental project. It's Not Funny.

Celebrating 50 Years of Project Management

Water Cooler Wisdom

Last year in  the International Journal of Project Management , Julien Pollack and Daniel Adler reported on 50 years of PM research trends to distill where the industry has come from, and where it’s going. Their report acknowledges passing fads as well as those that have withstood the test of time. When Pollack and Adler set out to examine the  evolution of project management , they knew that a standard literature review wouldn’t do.

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Project Manager Success in the First 100 Days

Water Cooler Wisdom

Schoen and Hanford defined project management office, or PMO , as a function designed to facilitate and improve the management of projects through the application and use of PPM disciplines, such as project management and program management. Attitude & Motivation Best Practices Goal Setting Management Ownership & Initiative Productivity Project Management Technology Time Management

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Project Managers Waste Money - and Lots of It!

Water Cooler Wisdom

The Project Management Institute’s 2016 study shows that organizations around the world waste an average of $122 million for every $1 billion spent on projects as a result of poor project management practices. Poor project management practices are costing us big time, says the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) 2016  Pulse of the Profession®: The High Cost of Low Performance  study.

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5 Time Management Tips When Juggling Work And School

Career Realism

Not surprisingly, time-shortage is one of the biggest reasons for students dropping out before completing their degree. Here are top five tips for managing your time for academic – and professional – success. Many campuses offer help with time management, so try to find out what support is available. Assess when busy periods are likely to be, and try to avoid big assignments at the same time. Build in buffer time for the inevitable interruptions.

How Time Management Can Help Your Job Search

Career Realism

I am a nut about planning and time management. Take what you have in the project plan and put each of these tasks into your paper or online planners for the days and weeks you want to accomplish them. Be sure to book things as meetings when you need to have devoted time. I will book on the calendar a time slot to work on an article, a clients resume or project plan, just as I would a client call or meeting.

5 Time Management Tips to Reduce Stress in Your Work Life

Career Copilot

Do you find yourself suffering from an overbooked schedule, running from one project to another? Without the time to enjoy the little things in life, the individual can quickly become stressed. Rushing about and moving from one task to another can have you missing important events and occasions. However, there is a solution for busy [.]. Your Career

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5 Little-Known Tools to Enhance Your Project Management Skills


Time management is difficult. Project management is a beast. Nearly 55% of projects fail to finish on time , which, incidentally, accounts for the double-digit growth in demand for credentialed project managers. Unfortunately, leaders in every industry are being called upon to manage projects from concept to completion–with or without the assistance of an expert. Let’s say that your project is to plan a conference.

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Creating Agile HR, Part 4: Agile Sourcing

Hiring Technical People

In Manage Your Job Search , I wrote about how to find the right kind of job board for you.). The more people you meet and can manage in your network, the more possibilities you have for finding the “right” candidate. That’s the lead time.). The longer you are a hiring manager (or a recruiter), the easier it is to grow your network and learn where to find candidates. Often, that work is more tactical and requires more time.

Time management is not about tasks | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Time management is not about tasks Posted to: Management | Time management September 17th, 2010 Del.icio.us My grandma spent a lot of time telling me I was special. For one thing, I realize that spending time with a person is what makes them feel special, rather than telling them they are special. It’s just time.

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is it a bad idea to work for a first-time manager?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I need help in assessing the pros and cons of going to work for someone with no experience managing direct reports. I have over 10 years of experience leading teams or managing programs in IT and am looking at senior mid-level roles. Yet in the process of learning about the hiring manager, I discovered that this person is a recent graduate (less than five years ago) who was rapidly promoted into a role that now sees them managing people.

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Software For Startup Computers: Essentials For Your Employees

Ms. Career Girl

Since it’s your startup, you probably spend a lot of time working so you don’t have time to verbally delegate or go around and make sure that people are following through with tasks; collaboration tools are a great addition to every computer in the office. Although Google Drive and similar sites work well for some companies, Teamwork Projects , Asana , and Slack are just a few collaboration tools that can keep your employees always knowing what needs to be done.

2017 125

Three Master Skills for Managers


By the time managers and small-business owners call me, they’re pretty frustrated and discouraged. Too many projects and not enough resources. While each struggle is unique, there are three skills that every new and seasoned manager can fine-tune for better results: Take decisive action. But if your procrastination is hindering your or your team’s effectiveness, it’s time for a tune-up. See yourself on the other side of the project.

2011 125

Heavy Workload at Work? See 10 Tips to Help You Deal With the Workload

Catherines Career Corner

This means that you spend the time that you would prefer to use for the things that you enjoy doing or gives life value working to you. Not only can a heavy workload be tiring, it often drives you to work for longer hours than you would really like. Have a heavy workload at work? See 10 [.]. Author information. Catherine Adenle. Founder at Catherine's Career Corner. Founder, Catherine's Career Corner.

2015 40

How To Pitch Permanent Remote Work To Your Boss

Career Realism

If you're going to make this pitch to your manager, here's what you need to do: Be Prepared To Talk About Productivity Businesses want to be efficient and profitable, so they expect a certain amount of productivity from employees.

2021 69

Let's End the Collective Death by Conference Call

Water Cooler Wisdom

Rob advises that managers can stagger invitations and plan upfront which topics will be discussed at various points in the meeting. Best Practices Communication Culture Daily Life Flexible Work Life in the 21st Century Management Productivity Project Management Time ManagementAccording to new InterCall research on workplace conference call behavior, 82 percent of employees admitted to focusing on other work or non-work distractions while on a call.

2015 68

How to Create an Agile Process

Water Cooler Wisdom

Best Practices Creativity & Innovation Flexible Work Goal Setting Life in the 21st Century Management Productivity Project Management Time ManagementMany organizations pride themselves on having predictable policies and procedures that drive performance and growth. However, given the rate of change in today's business world, sometimes being inflexible can be a problem rather than a solution. Having an agile process can help.

2018 40

Introducing the "Under 10 Minutes" Rule

Water Cooler Wisdom

Well, first of all, you are more likely to procrastinate on smaller tasks, allowing them to become bigger and bigger over the course of the day as more time and thought are put in than necessary. If you have back-to-back meetings or multiple assignments that require heavy lifting every day, you just won’t have time for anything else. Best Practices Handy Resources Productivity Project Management Time Management The “Under 10 Minutes Rule” is simple.

2014 69

Is Open Allocation in Your Future?

Water Cooler Wisdom

In open allocation, employees select how to spend their time and the projects on which they’ll work. As long as they can show that they’re contributing value, they can switch assignments whenever they want – there are no  managers  or rules about headcount to hold them back. Self-Directed, Self-Managed. In an open allocation scenario, teams essentially manage themselves and are only temporary. Github. Gore & Associates. Treehouse. Valve.

2015 56

Top Business Process Pitfalls to Avoid

Water Cooler Wisdom

Also, while project managers may share schedules with sponsors and other leaders at the start of a project, executives may lose the trail if documents are updated but not shared in real time, or worse, via emails and spreadsheets. When leaders can’t see individual tasks and team capacity, they are likely to assume that their people can do more with less and may go overboard with project planning and assignment.

2016 50

Troubleshooting: Other Teams' Cooperation or Lack Thereof

Water Cooler Wisdom

  In other words, you have to take the time to consider: “what’s in it for them?”. Then, begin looking for ways that your project can help another team accomplish what they are trying to do anyway. Actively communicate this when trying to  lift your project off the back burner.

2014 62

Why I'm Finally Quitting Spreadsheets

Water Cooler Wisdom

When you use a spreadsheet for team projects, you either have to email copies of the file to team members, or post the file on a shared drive. Only one person can access the file at a time and you risk overwriting the original file if you don’t back it up properly. Not only is this process very time-consuming, but it is also prone to error. As a project manager, your focus should be on deliverables and results, not on a simple, administrative process.

Why Finance Pros Are Turning to Automation

Water Cooler Wisdom

Best Practices Communication Creativity & Innovation Current Affairs Goal Setting Life in the 21st Century Management Ownership & Initiative Productivity Project Management Technology Time ManagementAre  financial  experts afraid of automation? Not exactly.

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Is Deep Learning the Future of AI?

Water Cooler Wisdom

In the near future, will a computer’s algorithms be able to do the project manager’s job as well as you can? Stanford professor Andrew Ng holed up at the Google X Lab at the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters and initiated a project dubbed “ Google Brain.”. Within the next five years, we could see computers undertaking the following project management functions: Defining the scope of a project. Developing project schedules, timelines, and budgets.

2016 43

Why Spreadsheets Are Yesterday's News

Water Cooler Wisdom

Over three decades later, the spreadsheet remains prevalent as a valued tool in the project manager’s toolbox even though its widespread use leads to as many problems as it solves. Jones offered guidance on some of the options available to project managers, and started with a bit of education on the PPM market itself. Usually, as the level of manager interaction with a tool goes up, the number of employees accessing the tool goes down.

2016 43

Help - My Team Always Backburners My Priorities!

Water Cooler Wisdom

Do you just say, “OK guys, it’s been two months and I still haven’t gotten any support from team member X to finish the Acme project. What if they say, “Sorry, still working on the Jones project, maybe next month?”. Along with several of my colleagues at the Intuit Fast Track blog, I weighed in on this issue: "Please don’t take this the wrong way, but I’m not all that surprised that your colleagues aren’t tripping over themselves to prioritize your projects.

2014 54

Do You Understand What Kind of Support YOU Need?

Ms. Career Girl

By asking for support on your projects, soul-centered goals, and in your life, you don’t just achieve your goals, you achieve them more quickly and easily – while avoiding exhaustion and being overwhelmed. In a sense, it may seem like you’ve asked for support from someone who’s a personal assistant but t hese tasks are the one that annoy you, distract you, or take up too much of your precious time. By, Joanna Lindenbaum.

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4 Organizational Tools to Start Using Immediately

Water Cooler Wisdom

If you’re like me, your poor password management is a disaster waiting to happen. While it’s certainly easier to use the same password all the time, or passwords that are extremely simple to remember, it’s definitely not safer. Best Practices Handy Resources Life in the 21st Century Productivity Project Management Technology Time Management I don’t know about you, but I don’t think twice about the little things.

2014 60

IT Amps Up to Meet Business Priorities

Water Cooler Wisdom

On one side are the predictability and controls necessary to manage risk while delivering large-scale enterprise IT with reliability, scalability, security, etc.,” At the same time, we’ve offered little guidance on managing the unavoidable gap between the two priorities. Finance management:  Budgeting, prioritization, allocations, and accounting treatments all need more flexibility than annual appropriations, rigid planning cycles, and depreciation schedules do.

2016 43

How to Get People to Read Your E-mails

Water Cooler Wisdom

They take too long to read : I don’t have a lot of time to read, and by sending me an essay you are saying your e-mail is more important than the other things I have to read. They don’t respect my time : When you send me an e-mail, you’re making a request on my time (to read, process, respond). You’re sending a message that your time is more important than mine.   Communication Daily Life Productivity Project Management Time Management Troubleshooting

2011 79

How to Simplify Your Business Processes

Water Cooler Wisdom

Here’s the thing about many business processes: one person is usually in charge of the initial design, and then over time, everyone else has to add their two cents. Before you know it, the process is muddled and barely manages to accomplish its initial purpose. As we’ve talked about, organizations also tend to rule by consensus, which means that various individuals have to sign off on every step of a project.

2014 53

I want to quit … but if I leave, my project will die

Ask a Manager

This post, I want to quit … but if I leave, my project will die , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. There are two people above me, our CEO Lorna and her general manager, Ignatius. In the time I’ve worked here, ever since Ignatius decided to take charge of our project, I’ve been publicly mocked and shamed, used as a scapegoat for everything, and generally treated poorly. It seems like the perfect time.

2021 23

Are You Ready for Life in the Swarm?

Water Cooler Wisdom

The growth of contract work and the specialization of organizations will spell the end for stable groups that work together a long time. A swarm is a group that comes together for a short-term project and quickly disbands when the project has been completed. In the near future, reporting relationships will get confusing since work will cross department and company lines and people will have an ever-changing array of formal and informal managers.

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