Self-Management for Beginners: Success at Work with Project Time Tracking

by Thomas on June 4, 2012 · 0 comments

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Successful work must be efficient work and amongst other things, being efficient means you are able to produce the best possible output with a limited amount of resources. Well that is the theory, but how about putting this into practice?

Personal, capital and material are all resources that businesses are able to increase relatively easily, but time is a resource that just keeps on running no matter how much we try to change it. A day will only ever have 24 hours and not a second more. But have you ever thought about how much of this time is spent at work? Luckily for us, it is limited! We most importantly need to satisfy our basic needs, which include sleeping, eating and free-time in order to lead a healthy and content life.

In order to be successful, we need to maintain a balance between our work and private life and most importantly, introduce self-management. Self-management enables us to shape our life independent of external influences. However, other factors, such as, motivation, ambition, planning, organisation, lifelong learning and an open approach to feedback also play an important part in our self-management skills. The good news is that all of these things can be learnt and put into practice relatively simply and quickly with the right support.

More Time for the Essentials with Project Time Tracking

Used in the right way, self-management will save you a great deal of time and whoever works with the correct tools has a head start right from the beginning. One important tool is project time tracking – this helps you to train your planning and organisational skills and effectively implement these into your daily work routine for efficient time management. The most time-friendly and easy-accessible time tracking programmes are those that are able to run in the background. These programmes are designed to function so that all current work tasks can be kept in view on one screen (computer or smart phone) with complete time tracking.

Self-Management through Self-Organisation: Implementing Own Work Strengths Effectively

To work efficiently, you must be able to recognise your own strengths. You are only able to work out your priorities once you have identified your own strengths and how far you are able to stretch these. For this reason, programmes for project time tracking are able to assist you in improving self-organisation as they encourage you to set intermediate goals, milestones, tasks and deadlines. A constant comparison of expected and actual data shows you what has been carried out successfully and where there is room for improvement.

Improve with Feedback: Learn from Colleagues and Project Time Tracking Data

Self-management can be improved in many ways. A good way is through feedback from your mentors and fellow colleagues. However, what is also known to be particularly effective is project time tracking and self-management software such as TimeTac. This programme enables you to effectively analyse your time tracking data by presenting a clear and detailed overview of your projects and tasks.

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