The conversation in 2018 (and for the best part of the last 5-10 years or more) goes something like this:
“Hi, how are you?”
“Good, busy, how are you?”
“Oh my god, soooooo busy!”
Our lives and careers have turned into an eternal competition for a badge that reads “Busiest person of all”.
Somewhere along the way we all got lost.
Imagine next time someone asked how you are, instead of telling them “busy” you were able to say “I’m so efficient, I really feel I get the most out of every day”. Okay so maybe that is taking it a little too far, but I challenge you, for the next two weeks, consider whether you are busy being busy or whether you could make better use of your time.
Ideal weeks, daily task lists, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual portfolio plans are all tools that can assist you in getting the most out of your day in the faced paced world that is PM. But before you can identify where you can make improvement, you first need to look at where your time is going and only then can you focus on how to improve.
If you feel some help with time management, email us and we’ll will send you a weekly time tracker. Keep track of your time, for a minimum of two weeks, then sit down with a highlighter and highlight which tasks are not adding value to your day or your clients and how you can reduce or eliminate them.