7 Important Time Wasting Mistakes You Can Avoid In Business, Career
Time is important in our individual lives, because it plays a bigger role to determine what need to be done. And when you become cognizant of how important your time is to you as a person in business; career, planning and achieving goals, you’ll love to make use of your time. Perhaps is why the bible made emphasis of time in the book of Psalms 90:12 which says:
” So teach us how to number our days, that we may apply our heart unto wisdom.”
7 Important Time Wasting Mistakes You Can Avoid
In avoiding some mistakes some has gone through for not making vital use of their time, here are 7 important keys to guide you to avoid wasting of time to ensure achievable results in dealings.
1. Avoid Overproduction in Business:
This means avoid creating too much of something not in need for now and later, and then not needing it.This simply tells you to have time value. A nice quote about time is from C.s. Lewis which says ” The Future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does whoever he is.”
So, if you should have done something and you didn’t, you can’t have the time back. So learn to use the most of your time as the movie title: ‘Time Line’.
2. Schedule Your task In Business:
This simply means to ‘Avoid’ anything that will stop product or cause you to wait for anything. Avoid waiting for information; chasing other people; waiting to use a piece of equipment. Have a ‘to do’ list of task that are interrelated.
A good example is when managing an office move for 50 people, the individual tasks need to be carried out in a specific order: you can’t move desk until the Pcs have been disconnected and moved, and you can’t set up PCs in a new offices until there is desk to put them on. However, Effective scheduling will save you and other time.
“Think about the things that frustrated you today about not getting things done, and see what wastes were involved.”
3. Avoid Unnecessary Movement:
This means ‘Sort’ things in need before taking on a task. You don’t have to go around the work place to go to areas you need. Have discipline to complete tasks at hand before attending to other things.
Have a place for everything, and keep everything in a place.
4. Avoid over-processing:
Avoid more spending of time than is necessary, doing something that is unnecessary. Getting things right it first time is always important than having to come back and do it again.
5. Avoid Searching:
Looking for something that would have been easy to find if it had be stored or filed sensibly. This simply means you should arrange things logically in relation to where they are needed. Your working equipment or documents should be in a storeroom.
6. Avoid working Distractions:
Getting things done late is no good; you need to know the deadline for every job to be done with specific details.
7. Avoid Getting It Wrong:
Avoid doing things wrong to prove a point. Rather seek ideas and guide from those who can assist you out. If a person giving the instructions doesn’t offer all the essential detail, then you are going to have to ask. Never be shy about asking for details, be specific to what you want.