Time Managementon Jun 27 in Blog, Business by Phoenix_ws
What jumps to mind when you think of time management ?
I think time restraits, deadlines, rushing and organisation, share below what you came up with. I see time management as i see Domino’s pizza you would love to have it and be able to use or in the case of the pizza eat it, but at the same time you know it is bad for you and sometime can not always do it.
I know people that run companies that have their week planned day by day and hour by hour, this works very well for them and they even include time for issues that might arise like a client being late, equipment failure. I find planning that much can hinder my work in web development. As much as people see creating websites as being a IT science, i see it more as an art form you are taking a visual image and turning code into something that renders the same as the image. I find sometimes due to the nature and the high amount of variables that can affect a website across the many browsers and computers that sometimes the most simple of tasks can turn into hours of work.
I try to schedule my projects in weekly slots and try and spend a whole day on one project rather than jump from one to the other as this can cause confustion and takes time to get back into the web zone when you jump from project to project. The biggest issue when running a business are the little jobs that need to be done either weekly or monthly, accounts, paperwork and invoicing. Strange as it might sound a lot of this takes a lot of time and sometimes most business put it off when they are busy to make more time for clients. This process sounds good until a job that take 2hrs one day every few weeks has now turned into a day worth of paper pushing once a month.
Emails are the most time consuming process i have, I tend to get a few 100 emails at least a day. I used to feel the need to read them as they came in, but now i find it is more of a distraction from the work i am doing so now i tend to set an hour a day split in two to sort through the emails and reply.
- Always make time for the little jobs that you keep putting off as they will mount up and become a massive job
- Schedule emails so you read them only at a set time through out the day to avoid distractions from your work
- Plan projects around what works best for you and remember to allocate extra time just incase something happens and delays the project