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Time is like breath, we often underestimate the most”. As per the Forbes report “There are many activities employees do that waste time at work. Excessive meetings, co-worker interactions, office politics, and fixing mistakes are a few. According to a recent Salary.com survey, one of the biggest culprits is surfing the Internet. According to the survey, a majority of employees regularly spend time surfing the Internet on websites unrelated to work. Because “time is money,” every hour wasted has a direct negative impact on the bottom line.Specifically, the survey revealed 64 percent of employees visit non-work related websites every day at work. Of that group, 39 percent spend one hour or less per week, 29 percent spend 2 hours per week, 21 percent waste five hours per week, and only 3 percent said they waste 10 hours or more doing unrelated activities.

Following are the important points which help us understanding the importance of time and how to manage it.

  1. Creativity : In order to utlise time and get engaged in work, trying something new and changing the way we work would definitely utlise the time and keep us interested in work. Start with say for example .. writing the important points in diary or say draw a flowchart to describe a process you want to design, try some thing new.. it can be anything though small.. but it could make a huge impact in our daily lives.
  2. Getting Busy in right things : As per Henry David “It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about? its important that we get involved in things which matter to the organisation and which would help you climb up the corporate ladder.. for example if there is free time it could get utilized in learning excel formulas or reading an inspirational book.
  3. 9 to 5 and 5 to 9 difference : Ever heard the saying ‘practice makes perfect?’ Research says that it takes 10,000 hours to become a master at something. You see, it comes down to hours, not talent. Remember, hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. “What you do between 9 and 5 is important, but what you do between 5 and 9 is what will make you ultimately successful”. thus trying out new passion in your free time could be your next step towards entrepreneurship.
  4. Android Apps : Jiffi and various other applications of android on time tracking have come up which could help us in tracking our effective time utlised on work.
  5. Planning : People always do thing which gives them benefit, so one could ask what would i get if i plan things … there are various advantages of planning your time and prioritizing it. For example your stress levels come down, transparency in decision making, giving out time to family.
  6. Know the evil of time : Its very important to understand who is eating your time, whether be Facebook, whats app or any other social media, if its not used as tool to generate business.Avoid instant messaging and giving attention to person unless its absolutely crucial to the benefit of organisation.Instead schedule a time for answering calls, Emails etc.
  7. Enjoyment : Respect time, however its crucial to understand that odds are good that 20 percent of your thoughts, conversations and activities produce 80 percent of your results, therefore its important that you spend equal amount of time travelling, enjoying with your family and doing something very adventurous .. for example starting your day with laughter would keep you involved throughout the day.. so dont take yourself seriously.