How to master time management to grow your business

How to master time management to grow your business

As the saying goes, there aren’t enough hours in the day. Everybody has the same amount of hours, so how do some people make time work for them? Here are 4 tips. 

  1. Don’t be instantly available 

Answering your emails and phone calls when they come in, no matter what you’re doing, might make you feel like you’re being efficient, but those few minutes here and there add up. Prioritising communication is a great way to save on time. Check your emails in the morning and then again in the afternoon to minimise distractions, and don’t answer the phone if you’re too busy. 

  1. Don’t multitask 

Multitasking is great… until it isn’t. Sometimes we try to achieve so much that we actually achieve very little. Try blocking out chunks of time during the week where you focus on one thing, and one thing only. 

  1. Keep meetings focused 

We all hate long meetings, especially when we have something else to be doing. Keep them short by setting agendas and curbing any discussion that goes off topic. You should also try blocking all your meetings together, leaving you the rest of the day or week to finish work. 

  1. Delegate 

It can be tempting to take on a big project yourself rather than spend precious time explaining the details of it to someone else. However, the time taken to delegate tasks appropriately can save you more time in the long run than quickly finishing it off yourself. This will give you the time to get on with vital work, as well as the peace of mind that your employees are busy being productive. 

Chew on this:

What tasks take up most of your time? Are they necessary, or can they be delegated?

Author: Safaraz Ali
My career began in the financial services sector and since 1999, I have been involved in the world of business. I am Head of Pathway Group, which is a workforce development solutions provider. Pathway Group specialise in apprenticeship training and recruitment. I also offer independent strategy, advice, and investment for a wide range of private business sector. These include: social care, education, training, and recruitment.