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Improve workforce productivity with time management software from Sage

Sage HR solutions help you apply the time management techniques for your employees to meet all their deadlines. 

Master time management techniques for better results

What is time management? Simply put, time management is how you prioritise tasks and juggle multiple demands. It’s measured by how effectively you plan your day to get the most done. Good time management lets you work smarter, so you get more done faster. Failing to properly manage your time can drastically impact your team, company, and overall performance.

How to manage time

It can often feel as though a new email lands in our inbox every 10 seconds, the phone never stops ringing, and everyone in the office is demanding your attention. Employees must know how to manage time and minimise distractions. We suggest trying the following helpful time management techniques:

Assess how you currently spend time

In order to properly plan your day, it’s important you know what requires your time.

Set goals

Specific objectives help guide you through your day, week, or even month. These objectives should include set deadlines to help with motivation.

Use a to-do list

A list helps you plan your day, see what you need to do and keep track of tasks. So much so, Sir Richard Branson credits his success to to-do lists.

Prioritise

Sort your to-do list into high to low priorities. Knowing what to focus on first and identifying important tasks ensures your efforts aren’t wasted on the wrong things.

Remove distractions

It’s important to remove or at least minimise distractions. Otherwise, your day could become unproductive. Try using set periods to check emails and avoid social media.

Don’t multitask

Multitasking doesn't work. By switching between tasks, you ultimately take longer to complete anything. Instead, focus on one task and group similar tasks together when working through your to-do list.

Delegate

Teamwork is key to efficient time management. Try asking co-workers for help managing tasks that aren’t your top priority but still need to be completed. This will save you time and give them the opportunity for growth.

Take breaks

Overworking is detrimental to your health and the business. Make sure to take regular breaks, get fresh air, and step away from your desk. Remember high-quality work does not equate to high-quantity.

Use technology

Business management solutions can help streamline tasks, so you can focus on high-priority tasks and cross admin off your to-do list.

Time management with Sage HR software

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Sage Business Cloud People

A modern cloud HR and People system that enables fast-growing organisations to manage, engage, and retain their workforce across multiple locations.

  • All your people information in a single, secure system of record, with access on any browser or device
  • Real-time workforce visibility with pre-built dashboards and analytics for smarter people decisions
  • Hire the best people, faster, with paperless onboarding
  • Integration with third-party applications, including Sage MicrOpay
  • Engage your workforce via a tailored and branded self-service portal
  • Benefit from unparalleled reliability and security, while meeting global and local compliance requirements
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Sage MicrOpay

A market leading Australian payroll and HR management software solution that helps businesses across the country perform smartly and more efficiently.

  • Efficient and accurate payroll processing and workflows designed for Australian and New Zealand conditions
  • Self-service and mobile access to empower your employees
  • Multi-location payroll management with ability to manage multiple companies, databases and pay frequencies
  • Always up-to-date with payroll legislation and regulations, including Single Touch Payroll Reporting
  • On-premise or online deployment, depending on your needs
  • Range of flexible reporting with adaptable export options
  • Superannuation solution that is Superstream compliant
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