How to save time and money?
You often notice that you lack time ?
Unfinished affairs are saved, and new are added to them? Change
the relation at the right time - and you will see that life is absolutely not so difficult as it seemed to you!
Who as not Germans, know the punctuality price! It is no wonder that in Germany the Institute of strategy of use of time is created.
his head, Lothar Seiwert, formulated ten golden rules which will help you to achieve success in any business.
- of Unite tasks, similar on character, in working blocks . The person who constantly switches from one work to another spends much more time. Why? Because the part of precious minutes leaves on “ switching “ and “ understanding of the main point “. Therefore try to unite, for example, on time several telephone conversations, answers to correspondence, discussion of office questions with employees. You will see that the economy - is available.
- Learn to retire and determine by
“ not business hours “ . To accelerate performance of large and important tasks, it is necessary to work quietly, without breaks and hindrances. If ask you not to disturb, then switch phone to the secretary, colleagues or use answering machine. Only this way you will be able to achieve the highest labor productivity and productivity. All issues which arose in not business hours can be resolved later.
- Limit to
time for performance of tasks and negotiation . Very often business meetings turn in unproductive “ chatter “. To avoid losses of time for negotiations, meetings, etc. - establish tough regulations. If to make an appointment at 10 in the morning, it by all means will last till a lunch. Meanwhile, if to begin negotiations a bit later, at 11 o`clock in the morning, then it also by all means will end by a lunch, and, perhaps, with the best result. Time - money and if the last constantly consider, then time expenses, finally too having the monetary value, consider extremely seldom.
- Learn to establish priorities when performing all types of works . A widespread mistake - desire to make at once all affairs. Do not forget - the stress arises not from what we made, and from what we did not manage to make. Therefore soberly estimate work volume, and then define an order of tasks, proceeding, first of all, from the own purposes and importance of affairs (besides, for you personally).
- Whenever possible, carry out only really important issues . Vilfredo Pareto in the 19th century. found out that only the small part of result of any activity represents real value. So, for example, 80% of success of firm are achieved thanks to only 20% of clients or only in 20% of the text of article or the circular letter 80% of all information contain. If we when reading, at meetings, when entering data in the computer, etc. are limited to what is really important, then, having used only 20% of the working hours, we will receive 80% of result. The main difficulty - to reveal those 20% on which the success of business depends. In this case small determines by a decisive image a lot of things!
- do not seek to make everything independently! Tasks which can execute others they by all means have to carry out . Not you! If you have no subordinates at all or they do not possess sufficient qualification - recruit subordinates with the corresponding preparation or learn what is. It is also possible to use paid services out of the firm, resorting to the help of various agencies, consulting firms and organizations. Costs of use of the paid services “ on the party “ there will be anyway less, than the employer`s costs of keeping of the additional regular employee.
- Break big tasks into stages . Still Albert Einstein noticed that most of people likes to cut firewood because at the same time action is followed by result at once. Therefore do not perceive big business as a woodpile - investigate it “ on brevnyshka “ and “ prick “ daily on some such problems. At end of each stage you will visually see that you approach the purpose. It will give you new strength for performance of the following stage - and so to the bitter end.
- the Most important issues note
in a calendar . By the way, a calendar - not only to count up days to holiday. The calendar can become your assistant too. Yes, it is required to you also the marker is brighter. What with it to do? In the first think what important issues you want to turn this month. What is the time you can spend for their performance. Then take a marker and paint over in a calendar these days. So you can distribute affairs more - less evenly within a month and to avoid works involving all hands at the end. When further you begin to bring in a calendar terms of new negotiations, meetings, etc., marks a marker will save you from “ stalls “ put in a heap. Records about the planned own important issues, as well as records about business meetings, meetings, etc., supplement with detailed data, i.e. in figures, dates and facts.
- the Main tasks try to do
since morning . “ Who gets up early, and God gives that “ . A secret of success of many businessmen - that they still early in the morning just before the beginning of the working day manage to execute this or that business, important for them, or, at least, to begin it. The business executed since morning allows to keep feeling of success for all day. What annoying trifles would not appear later, the feeling not for nothing will create the lived day positive mood.
in the plans of fluctuation of level of working capacity . You for certain defined for yourself who you are - “ lark “ “ owl “ or “ pigeon “ also you know in what time to you it is thought better and in what - it is better to be engaged in what does not demand special abilities. Therefore plan performance of the most important works for the working capacity increase periods. At this time the person feels full of strength and manages to make much more and with the best result, than during working capacity recession. The works of routine character which are not of great importance should be carried out in an afternoon.
Try to put these principles into practice, and you are convinced that to plan time - not so difficult.
Think how many precious minutes you will be able to give to the family, favourite hobby or just rest!
of Good luck!