Keep A Clean Desk
and plan out your activities for the day. You sure wouldnt want to waste those
precious minutes looking for your diary or a piece of paper!
Make a list and priorotise what you have to accomplish.
Establish realistic deadlines for the completion of your work
taking into account the possible interruptions. Try and have a contingency plan incase you
face some dead ends.
Do not postpone important matters that are unpleasant. Jobs
rarely get more pleasant by being postponed. Do it now!
Try to fix definite times when you would not like to be
disturbed, and make the system work except for genuine emergencies.
Plan your Filing System
for optimum usage of space and easy accessibility.
When you start a piece of work, try to finish it without
interruptions. If you have to finish it later, you will lose time picking up where you
Arrange your breaks at times when you cannot work effectively.
Learn to say No';. Get used to asking yourself Am I
the right person for this job?
Stress and fatigue are rarely caused by the things you have done,
but by the thought of what you havent done!
If Someone Calls
when you are busy decide on a time when you can return his or her call. Be aware of how
much time you are on the phone. Just because someone wants to talk doesnt mean you
Plan your telephone calls. Make a brief note of what you want to
say and what you want to find out. It saves time later. If you have several phone calls to
make, do them all in a burst.
If you have An
Unexpected Visitor put your work first unless it is an emergency.
Don't scribble numbers or place ideas on loose scraps of paper.
Always have a small notebook or pad and write things down there. Save these for future
Make a habit of finishing the main job of the day before you go