One of the major causes of stress for managers comes from time pressure. No matter how in fact some managers work and how much time they put in, they are still unable to get all their work done. One of the most effective ways of dealing with this problem is use time management techniques. Today many organizations are training their managers how to get more done in less time. Some of the most following guidelines for effective time management are as following;

  1. Make out a “To Do” list that identifies everything that must be done during the day. This helps keep track of work progress.
  2. Delegate as much minor work as possible to subordinates.
  3. Determine when you do the best work – morning or afternoon and schedule the most difficult assignments for this period.
  4. Set time aside, preferably at least an hour, during the day when visitors or other interruptions are not permitted.
  5. Have secretary screen all incoming calls in order to turn away those that are minor or do not require your personal attention.
  6. Eat lunch in the office one or two days a week in order to save time and give yourself the opportunity to catch up on paperwork.
  7. Discourage drop – in visitors by turning your desk so that you do not have eye contact with the door or hallway.
  8. Read standing up. The average person reads faster and more accurately when in a slightly comfortable position.
  9. Make telephone calls between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m. People tend to keep these conversations brief so that they can go home.
  10. Do not feel guilty about those things that have not been accomplished today. Put them on the top of the “To Do” list for tomorrow.

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