Welcome to our productivity and time management section.
Here we will look at a number of techniques to get more things done, but in less time. The tips and ideas that we will be sharing over a number of articles can be used in your personal life and also in your career.
The problem with time
It is becoming more and more obvious that we are expected to undertake more tasks in, what seems like, less time.
There are increasing pressures, both at home and in our work lives, to :
- get more done
- increase our productivity
- improve our time management
- increase our efficiency and effectiveness
Why is this happening?
In the past, it was common for just one parent to work. Meanwhile, the other parent stayed at home to look after the children; and to do the necessary household chores. However, in recent times there has been an increasing necessity for both parents to work.
Today, added financial pressures mean that both parents have to work. This means there is less time for quality family life and for household chores to be done.
Of course, the past few decades have also seen a marked increase in the number of single parent families. This has also resulted in additional workloads for all concerned.
Increasingly, employers are striving to get more work out of their employees. In fact, employees are asked to do much more today than they were 30 or 40 years ago.
Competition from overseas markets, which can often provide cheaper labor, means that home-grown workforces have to increase their productivity to ensure that their company remains competitive.
This pretty much applies to whatever business sector you are in.
Why is this a problem?
With this increasing burden on both our home and work lives, more people are eating unhealthy fast foods and, at the same time, are less able to take regular exercise.
The implication of eating poor quality food, plus a lack of regular exercise, is resulting in an unhealthy population.
The added workloads, plus poor health, can be a lethal combination. Many people are experiencing stress and this can also lead to a number of health related problems and disease.
Unfortunately, it’s a downward spiral.
What can we do about it?
One of the best ways to tackle such problems is to learn how to increase our productivity by managing our time better.
The good news is that this isn’t as difficult as it may seem. We have a number of fantastic suggestions which really do work. All you need to do is to be willing to try out these ideas.
In the next few weeks, we have a series of articles on productivity and time management.
Of course, we recognize that you do not have the time to spend reading for hours on end. Therefore, our articles will be to-the-point and in a step-by-step format. This will make the learning, and the application of the ideas, as easy as possible.
In addition, we will be introducing you to some free ‘cutting edge’ productivity and time management software. We will show you what works…. and what doesn’t.
What do you need to do now?
All you need to do at this stage is to bookmark this page and to return to this site periodically, as we will be adding links to our articles on this page.
Even better, you might want to sign up for our website updates by submitting your email address in the box on the top of the page (the right hand side-bar).
Either way, we look forward to staying in touch with you and providing some great content that you will be able to use immediately.
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