Manager's Tips and Tools

by Manager Development Services

Tool #37) Ten minutes of planning saves a day of confusion.


It’s often difficult when you’re really busy to stop and take a few minutes to just organize and plan what you’re going to do.  You may feel like if you take this ten or fifteen minutes out, you will get even further behind.  In reality, if you don’t stop and take the time, you will end up jumping back and forth from one thing to another, having to go back and redo things, and wasting much more time in the process.

Just organizing what needs to be done helps reduce needless repetition.  Planning the most efficient way of carrying out what needs to be done ensures a greater probability of success.  Organize in a way that makes sense to, and is easiest for, you.  One person’s planning book may be clumsy for another.  Whether you use a planner, notepad, calendar, or email, organizing and planning saves time and sanity.

– excerpt from “The Manager’s Toolbox”

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September 20, 2011 - Posted by | Counseling Techniques, Leadership Skills, Manager Development Tools, Mentoring, Personal Development | , , , , , , ,

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