- Track everything you do (or don’t do) using Webolize TimeTracker. Tracking what you do will immediately change what you do in the future. It will show you hard data of not what you think you (or employees) did, but what you (or employees) actually did.
- Make a “To-Do” List using Webolize IssueTracker. Perhaps the most basic of all “time management” systems ever invented, this time-tested maneuver puts it all on the line, in one place, and helps you focus on one item at a time.
- Delegate. Many business owners accustomed to “doing it all” find this exceedingly difficult. But even if you are a solo operator, you can pass off tasks to others (via outsourcing, for example) to free up time for yourself.
- Analyze how time is spent. Divide the day into small time blocks and record what you (or others) were doing in each block. Compare this to your goals and priorities. Do they align?
- Put a lid on procrastination. Business owners with a “can-do” attitude say that putting things off simply doesn’t work. Even a simple “no” response to something on your to-do list can extinguish that item and let you move on.
- Set clear goals for yourself and your employees. It’s not so much the clock that’s important, but the compass that gets you where you want to go.
Kehrer, Dan (Business.com Editor), “When Time is Money: Keeping Track & Keeping Up”, Business.com, http://www.business.com/directory/advice/employees/workforce-management/when-time-is-money_-keeping-track-and-keeping-up/