As we lose an hour this week with the beginning of Daylight Saving Time, it seems like a good time to talk about time management skills. An important part of being a valuable employee is managing your time wisely. A leader in the staffing industry, Penmac Staffing wants to help employees succeed. This Sunday, March 8, 2015, as you move your clocks forward an hour, think about how you can make the most of your time by prioritizing, organizing, and managing the hours in your day.
Make sure you work with your supervisor to learn what tasks are most important or timely. Then, be sure to complete those jobs first. If nothing is particularly urgent, try starting with the assignments you can finish quickly.
Have a mental list of the jobs you need to complete in your day. Write your list down if it helps, so you’re sure not to forget anything. If you have a large project, break it down into smaller responsibilities so you are not overwhelmed. Then check those things off your list one at a time. Also, make sure your working area is organized; if all necessary tools are accessible, it’s easier to get the job done.
After you have prioritized and organized, there are several other things you can do to manage your time. First, ignore distractions. Focus on the task you are working on, and save conversations with coworkers for break time. Be sure to use all available time for working, and only take breaks at the scheduled time. If you have completed all your tasks, use extra time sensibly. Finish something that didn’t get completed earlier, restock supplies, or clean the working area.
Use Daylight Saving Time this weekend as a chance to optimize your day. Your evenings will have an extra hour of sunlight, giving you the ideal opportunity to assess how you budget your time. Businesses admire good time management skills in employees. Prioritizing, organizing, and managing your time will help you accomplish your workplace goals, and go a long way to impressing your supervisor.