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Master the art of time management and achieve better results with HR software from Sage

What is time management? Defined simply, time management is how you prioritize tasks and juggle multiple demands. It is 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 in less time. Failing to properly manage your time can drastically impact your team, company, and overall performance.

Meet deadlines with efficient time management

What is time management? Defined simply, time management is how you prioritize tasks and juggle multiple demands. It is 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 in less time. Failing to properly manage your time can drastically impact your team, company and overall performance.

Help employees develop their time management skills

A new email lands in our inbox every 10 seconds, the phone never stops ringing, and it seems everyone in the office wants your attention. Employees must know how to manage time and minimize distractions. We suggest using the following helpful time management techniques:

Assess how you currently spend time

In order to properly plan your day, it’s important to know which tasks require the most and least time. This assessment also allows you to identify where you may be wasting valuable time.

Set goals

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

Use a "to-do" list

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

Prioritize

Sort your "to-do" list from high to low priorities.

Knowing what to focus on first and identifying important tasks ensures your efforts are not being wasted in the wrong areas.

Remove distractions

It’s important to remove or at least minimize distractions. Otherwise, your entire day could be taken up with replying to emails, answering phone calls, or chatting with co-workers. Try using set periods to check emails and avoid social media.

Refrain from multitasking

Multitasking is simply ineffective. By switching between tasks, you ultimately take longer to complete each individual item. Instead, focus on a single task and group similar tasks when working through your "to-do" list.

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Delegate

Teamwork is key to efficient time management. Try asking co-workers for help with managing tasks that aren’t your top priority but still need to be completed. 

This approach will save 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 some fresh air, and step away from your desk. Remember: high-quality work does not equate to high-quantity.

Improve time management with Sage HR software

With the right software, managers and people professionals can gain full visibility of critical information, letting managers track their own time as well as that of their teams. Our innovative software uses cloud technology to ensure constant access to your company’s data.

Whether you’re on the road or working from home, you can instantly access accurate, timely insights.

We’ll help you make the most of your time by allowing you to track multiple projects based on important factors, like time and materials, fixed price contracts, or both. When you’re ready, you can share reports with co-workers and other departments, ensuring everyone is on the same page.

The right software for every need

Sage Business Cloud People

Transform how you manage and engage your workforce with our global cloud HR and People management solution

  • Increase team efficiency and productivity through the automation of key tasks and workflow
  • Empower teams to do their best work, by providing tailored and meaningful experiences that matter
  • Get instant workforce visibility and actionable insights, from a single source of truth
  • Engage your workforce via a tailored and branded self-service portal
  • Benefit from unparalleled reliability and security, while meeting global and local compliance requirements
  • Stay compliant with secure Canadian data residency
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