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Step 10: Know when you need time management help and where to get it

In the hustling bustling world of IT, one thing Windows computing managers never have enough of is time. How often have you arrived at work in the morning with an ambitious agenda, only to find yourself sitting at your desk eight to ten hours later with nothing crossed off your to-do list? If this happens to you regularly, you may have a time management problem.

"There are shelves of books at the library or bookstore that you can look at," O'Shea points out. Reading one of...

these books could help you evaluate your strategies and find areas with room for improvement. If you know that you are inclined toward time management problems, which is common for right-brained people, you should acknowledge that time planning may not be an inborn skill for you and that you may need help, says Kaufman. Consider locating a seminar or other means of organizational skills improvement and treat it as a skill to learn and revisit from time to time.


 Home: Introduction
 Step 01: Getting started
 Step 02: Set clear goals and objectives
 Step 03: Keep an activity log
 Step 04: Handle e-mail and phone calls in batches
 Step 05: Divide larger tasks into groups of smaller ones
 Step 06: Prioritize tasks
 Step 07: Set aside chunks of time to do nothing
 Step 08: Don't overwork yourself
 Step 09: Learn when to say no
 Step 10: Know when you need time management help

Krissi Danielsson
Krissi Danielsson is a frequent contributor to and a full-time writer and author. She holds an AA in Social Sciences and is completing a BA in Psychology with a minor in Journalism.
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This was last published in April 2005

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