STEP Break down each activity
FOUR into relevant categories. Sample Categories: management meetings meeting preparation sales meetings brainstorming emailing mentoring conference calls direct reporting lunch appointments financial review local travel staff meetings interviewing business travel
STEP Chart the time log
by category to visually see FIVE where your time is spent. 18% Emails 7% 4% Local travel 18% 7% 7% Direct reporting 18% Brainstorming 4% 7% Conference calls 4% 11% Meeting preparation 11% 2% Mentoring 7% 4% Sales meetings 4% 11% Financial review 2% 4% Lunch appointments 18% 7% Travel 11% 7% Staff meetings 7%
HINT: A simple visual breakdown
18% of where you spend your 7% 7% time can easily uncover 4% 4% areas of wasted time, but 11% 7% 4% also illustrate how certain 2% 18% 11% categories have too much 7% emphasis.
? FOR EXAMPLE, what percentage
of your time is spent on email Structure specific time for email each day and stick to that schedule. You will free up more time for productive results.
STEP SIX Stop wasting others’
time. “ A common cause of time-waste is largely under the executive’s control and can be eliminated by him. That is ” the time of others he himself wastes. - Peter Drucker