25 January 2014

Time Management

TIME MANAGEMENT

It is rightly said that “Time is Money”. One has to manage his/her timings and do everything in time so as to get the best result of whatever one does. One becomes a good manager, if he/she can apply Time Management correctly.
Time management refers to the development of processes and tools that increase efficiency and productivity (for a student, for a business, for an organization). Time management doesn't “just happen” for anyone – it is a skill that must be worked on, and that most people find to be a life-long challenge

WHY TIME MANAGEMENT?

Before answering this question, let’s talk about the management students, they seem to be busier than the President of the Nation; and why not as they daily keep on juggling between their college work, placements, jobs, co-curricular activities, community activities, family, friends and their social life.
And therefore, here comes the need for TM as;

  • Time management helps you get the most out of your education
  • Allows you to be better prepared for the demands of your life, therefore decreases anxiety
  • Helps you to assign time to tasks in proportion to their importance (prioritizing)
  • Helps you achieve a more balanced life
  • Makes you a more productive, successful person
Therefore, to enjoy all these benefits one has to do Time Management on regular basis.

What can one do to get TM in their life?


THE DON’T’s:


§  Not finding much time to complete your work
 
§  Forgetting Commitments
 
§  Not doing assignments in time and handling it late, and then getting a feeling of the work not being up to the mark.



THE DO’s:

§ Make a list of activities one has to do in his/her day to day life
 
§  Prioritize those activities
 
§  Allot specific timings to those activities
 
§  Perform it accordingly
 
§  And not to make it monotonous, keep on making timely changes in the time table of your activities
 
§  Also, be prepared for some unexpected & unplanned activities coming which might disturb your schedule
 
§  In that case one can immediately note down the most important to do things and do it as early as possible.




Time management is a skill that EVERYONE must work on in all areas of their life (personal, academic, work). Successful time management requires self-evaluation and the desire to improve. Effective time management will require you to do things you don’t want to do when you don’t want to do them – you have to push yourself. It’s always worth an effort to do it.