Time management is one of the most commonly used term in people and resource management. Though supposed to be easily understood and widely used, time management is still a vague concept for many and risks being misinterpreted. Let us look at some of the common misconceptions about time management.
1. Packing everything in.
It is not humanely possible to finish all possible tasks in the given time just by working a little more harder. One has to recognize and acknowledge the limitations and capabilities and set targets accordingly.
2. Working for longer hours.
Working long hours is actually proven to be counter-productive in most of the cases. Often we find employees staying back in office for extended hours and then turning up late the next day. Lack of balance in work and personal life, longer working hours leads to increased stress and exhaustion.
3. Hurrying up
Hurrying up to finish tasks may turn out to be a more expensive deal than taking your time and finishing the tasks with due care and diligence. There are more chances of errors popping up and time being consumed to correct them.
Time management needs to be learned and practiced in order to yield results. Staying clear of these misconceptions and understanding the underlying principles would help you in being organized and meeting deadlines with success.