|Posted by vijaiksharma on January 18, 2013 at 8:20 AM|
Time is a resource but available time is a scarce commodity. It has to be budgeted.
Everybody is short of time and practically running after completing works, one after
another, either by himself, by multi-tasking or through others. One of the means for
management of our time is to make “to do “ lists of works to be done, arranging,
combining and giving priority to the works. I make lists day wise, area wise, time wise
and cut or delete the points contained therein, once those points/works are completed.
It is a good method for proper management/utilization of time, being very helpful in
completing of works. In my opinion, it is a good investment. It requires some time and
patience to make the lists, rearrange the works and accord proper priority to each of
the points. Points may be small, medium or lofty ones, but they have their own
importance and priority, which we have to assign using ABC priorities. Some of them
may even have equal priority and some may be having fixed or flexible commitments.
Proper schedules have therefore to be made. These lists are for our own reference and
use, and need not be shown or seen by others, since sometimes it may become a matter
of fun. Some persons may even comment that it is a waste of time, without realizing the
results achieved. To save our time we have to spend some part of our time, thinking and
planning for management of time, through managing lists. Above all, these lists have to
be updated daily. Lists should be prepared for each day of the week in advance and
updated carefully and periodically, since new needs may also arise. We must at least
make a beginning for making such lists, record improvements in the results achieved
and thereafter motivate others to .follow the same procedure.