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Improve workforce productivity with time management software from Sage.

Sage HR solutions help you apply time management techniques so that your employees can 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 your 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 your time

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

Set goal

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, that Sir Richard Branson credits his success on his making 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 in managing tasks that aren’t your top priorities, but still need to be completed. This will save you time and give them the opportunity for growth in their jobs too.

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 volumes of work.

Use technology.

Business management solutions and time management software like Sage 200cloud Standard and Sage 200cloud Professional, can help streamline tasks, so you can focus on high-priority tasks and cross admin off your to-do list.

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