Our Seven Best Posts on Tackling Time Management & Productivity

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by Sam at Management 3.0

We talk a lot about time management in our blog and in our podcasts. It’s a topic that comes up repeatedly. As summer is upon us we thought it might be worth curating some of our best content to help you manage your time well so you can both work and enjoy yourselves and also make time for friends and family.

What is the secret to time management? Here are seven blogs and podcasts to help you find out.

A quick starter tip…

It starts, with managing your emotions.

#1 Management 3.0 resource on time management, How to Manage Time, Tips for Effective Time Management: The key to controlling our time is managing our emotions and our stress. When we stop seeing time as something that controls us and instead we take control of it, we’re better able to get things done and reduce stress. Managing emotions is key to having a strong emotional intelligence.

#2 Management 3.0 resource on time management, Using Emotional Awareness to Improve Time Management: Few people understand time management like Robby Slaughter. Productivity expert and author of The New Science of Time Management: Why Emotional Awareness Matters Most for Control of Your Schedule, Robby Slaughter says we need be more aware of how we’re expending our emotional energy, if we want to be more productive. Listen to this podcast to find out why we need systems in place that work, what it takes to set and actually achieve goals on a daily basis and why we have to manage our emotional energy.

#3 Management 3.0 resource on time management, Industry 4.0, The Future of Productivity and Business Growth: What happens when teams feel like they’re too busy at work, too bogged down by the minutiae and day-to-day that they don’t have time for big picture thinking or projects? This article delves into the issues stymying productivity and profitability, and how to combat that. By communicating with your team and adopting the right combination of new software and hardware solutions, you can make everyone’s lives easier and be a lot more productive.

#4 Management 3.0 resource on time management, How Business Modernization Can Affect Overall Productivity: IT modernization is often viewed as a lower priority than other items in a business’ budget, but without proper IT systems in place, executing tasks can take a lot longer than needed. It can be detrimental to business in several ways and ultimately lead to a disengaged and demotivated workforce. This article delves into why modernizing IT should be a priority and how it can help remove bottlenecks, improve productivity and help employees better manage their time.

#5: Management 3.0 resource on time management, 7 Tips on How to Increase Productivity at Work: The first thing that defines efficient people is the way they plan, as well as the fact that they understand the difference between important and urgent. Efficient people also know the importance of long and short term goals. Check out these quick tips to learn how to increase productivity in a few easy ways that everyone can wrap their heads around.

#6: Management 3.0 resource on time management, How to Manage Stress: Stress Management techniques: We realize that this veers slightly from time management, however, stress levels and productivity levels are directly linked. If you can’t effectively manage your stress, it will be hard to manage your time. As we said above, time management is about emotional management and that means managing high levels of stress. Here are some great tips for how to identify and reduce stress.

#7: Management 3.0 resource on time management, The Secret to Decluttering Your Life: Just like stress management above, if our lives are cluttered, it’s extremely hard to find the headspace to manage our productivity and create the time to get things done that are important. Decluttering your life will free up head space, emotional and digital space as well as psychological space to be more productive and think more clearly.

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