Fast Company has a great article about the top 5 time management mistakes that are made by the best of us.
As a former Project Manager (and Project Management Professional - PMP - certificate holder since 2004), the one that stood out to me the most is that we underestimate the amount of time something will take to get done. When you are managing a multi-million dollar project or even a smaller project, time estimates are all you have to go on when you schedule out your timeline. If you have incorrect estimates that will lead to your project being off schedule therefore not being run successfully.
The article has some great tips - such as spending ten minutes to plan out your day can actually save an hour in execution time. That is interesting as someone who loves to plan and make notes and schedules, it can actually help me work more effectively. That being said, in a busy day taking those ten minutes can be a luxury you just do not have.
Do you make daily to do lists? Or weekly? And do you prioritize your tasks? What do you think about planning each day?
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Fast Company Top 5 Time Management Mistakes You're Making
Lisa Vento Nielsen