"There just aren't enough hours in the day". We've all heard the phrase, and it's likely most of us use it from time to time. Truth is, it's a little silly. It's like saying "I wish I had more time" when, in reality, we each have all the time there is. Of course, we're not going to let a universal truth get in the way of our perception of reality, which includes believing we are overworked, over tasked and overtired and which provides us with the excuse that the demands on our time exceed our ability to get things done. There are those who even say that we're super busy because we want to be or want others to think we are.
If you're a manager, you know all about this. You work in a busy work environment in which you struggle with balancing your primary job responsibilities while dealing with problems in employee relations, budgetary constraints, and the always poorly-timed unexpected event.
Expectations are high and even though you have all the hours available, they're often not enough. If you've been a manager for a significant period, you know that managing your time is an important skill you must develop if you want to succeed in your current position, never mind advance in your career.
So, without further ado, here are five essential time management tips for managers: