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Time Investment Strategy can be established by below few points.


1.       Focus on your priorities

Ask yourself a question, what is the best use of my time today?

Set you priorities and keep focus on it

 2.       Avoid the Kiss of Yes

You have to learn to say “NO”

I realize that every interruption that i have, every change in priorities takes me away from my strategic priorities that i have for my day.

Keep your people focused on what they matter most.

 3.       Have a daily plan and use it

Use to do list with priority A, B and C where A is the highest priority to be assigned for a task that you will not go home before doing it.

Monitor your progress and measure your productivity

 4.       Have a mission measurement system

Set a measurement card evaluating your time management which gives you early warning if you are going away from your priorities.

 5.       Delegate with high expectations, but manage priority shifts

Take time to explain why they were chosen for the job, what’s expected from them during the project, the goals you have for the project, all timelines and deadlines and the resources on which they can draw. And agree a schedule for checking-in with progress updates.

Lastly, make sure that the team member knows that you want to know if any problems occur, and that you are available for any questions or guidance needed as the work progresses.

 6.       Balance your professional and personal commitments

Most workers spend most of their time during the work day dealing with fighting traffic, rushing to meetings, running errands for the family, and working on business-related projects late into the night. When a worker has a lack of work-life effectiveness, his/her stress level can increase which is neither good for the employee or employer.  Both the employer and employee can benefit when an employer supports and helps an employee to bridge the gap between their personal and professional commitments.

Take the quiz below to see how you are doing in managing your personal and professional commitments.

I often feel I don’t have any time for myself.

a. True    b. False

Every minute of every day is always scheduled for something.

a. True    b. False

It sometimes feels as though I never even have a chance to catch my breath before the next project/crisis.

a. True    b.False

I’ve missed many important family events because of work-related time pressures and responsibilities

a. True    b. False

I almost always bring work home with me.

a.True    b. False

(If you answer true to 3 or more questions it could appear that you need to improve managing your personal and professional commitments better.)