- 15 Mar 2019
Hours at work are not a measurement of productivity – but they can be!
Competence in a company’s employees is important – and you want to be more than good at your job. You want to be invaluable, particularly in a role that you enjoy and in which you feel fulfilled. Many people are so competent at their roles that they can do certain procedures and tasks with an automaticity that newcomers would struggle to do at all. Time management is important when it comes to highly stressful environments.
People often come into the office early and they have fifty emails greeting them, many of which require immediate attention – and they feel that they can’t really get started properly on their own work till eleven a.m. If you are struggling when it comes to time management, you might want to consider a technique to manage your office hours effectively. One such method is the Pomodoro technique.
The technique breaks tasks into twenty five minute periods punctuated with breaks. First, you decide what you want to get done. Next, you time yourself – and spend 25 minutes at the task, uninterrupted. Once the time is up, you record the 25 minutes of work with an x. After a short break of up to five minutes, you continue the task for another 25 minutes. Every four 25 minutes requires a longer break of 15 to 30 minutes.
The time management technique is more complicated than what’s described above, and you’ll find a little more detail below. But it’s a successful time management technique with any number of advantages. For instance, tracking your progress gives you a good idea of how long a certain task will take. You might be surprised that certain tasks take longer than expected, while others take less time.
You can research the technique further, and find other equally interesting time management techniques to get you through the working day.