Tips for Effective Time Management

There are never enough hours in the day. If you are finding that your to-do list is never-ending, you may need to evaluate your time management processes. Here are a few tips that will help you manage your time more effectively.

Prioritize. Start each day with a to-do list, ranked by priority. Tackle high priority items first. Remember, urgency does not equal importance. If an urgent email comes through, weigh it against your priority list before responding.

Eliminate Distractions. Notice what is drawing your attention away from the task at hand. This may mean logging out of social media or putting your smartphone away in a drawer. Eliminating distractions allows you to fully focus on your task and get it done more quickly.

Automate Repetitive Tasks. Are you spending time repeating the same task over and over again? Find a way to automate it. Software solutions can automate some your tasks, taking the workload off you. This frees up time to focus on other tasks.

Don’t Multitask. It may be tempting to try to tackle several items at once, but don’t do it. Your productivity decreases as you flip-flop between tasks. Refer to your to-do list and take it one step at a time.

Learn to Say No. This can be a hard one. When a coworker comes in asking for help with a project and you simply do not have time to lend a hand, you need to say no. If you can’t say no, try to delegate the task to another member of your team.

Help People Help Themselves. Self-service technology empowers your residents to find information on their own, without reaching out to you.  Look for technology that provides access to documents, important links, payment information, and violation notices. This means fewer phone calls and emails for you to reply to.

I hope these tips will help you manage your time more successfully. For more information on how Nabr Network’s software can automate tasks and provide self-service opportunities, contact us today.