Everyone has trouble getting work done. The following items are the biggest time wasters in our lives. Phone calls are number one on this list of time wasters. Instead of making a phone call, use e-mail when appropriate. Next is having bad equipment. Be sure to have office equipment that works properly. Chatterboxes are also a big time waster. Try to stay away from such people. Finally, meetings are a time waster. Be sure your meetings are done quickly so everyone can get back to work.
- Schedule calls with a predetermined agenda and length of time
- Identify which vendors, employees, or colleagues suck up all your time with endless chatter. Then, set boundaries.
- Whenever you deal with time killing meetings, use your common sense and try to find a way to get rid of them.
“Announce at the beginning of the call that you have a limited amount of time.”