And it’s taken away a lot of money from people, and it’s (downloading) here to stay. If someone has to be at that meeting does it have to be you? Evaluate the chosen metric properly and see if you are getting the desired results.
We are all required to do more and more with less and less. This is taking its toll on our productivity, our health and unfortunately on family life. This is a great pity because over 20 years of doing face-to-face time management workshops I’ve found that many of us are making easily avoidable mistakes that cost us dearly in time – and money.
There are some that have a very small silhouette of my face, or profile, which just happened to have come through. It wasn’t arranged. I was trying to be in complete darkness, just so we could get the actual shapes of the lights moving in the air as I played the drums.
Yes, prices may rise a bit at first but the competition from the market will bring them down almost immediately. Besides no one would notice because everyone got a raise on their paycheck. Business owners will have more money and more time for expansion overnight. You can even raise the minimum wage by at least a dollar an hour and now the small business owner can afford it. Businesses would hire and grow so fast that before long that little four percent would be raising 10 TRILLION a year and growing. The poor would be able to find good paying jobs because of the shear growth of the economy. accountants can count money or help some other way.
Well, basically today, there are many virtuoso players on guitar. In the past, there were never enough players who could play keyboard lines on a guitar. The guitar has advanced so much in the last 15 years.
13. Ensure you fully understand the report brief and what exactly you have to do? Ask the person commissioning the report WHY he wants it. If you can get a sound answer to this question you’ll free-up tons of time. Knowing “why” enables you to use your initiative – to find quicker ways – to get the information required.
You chair a certain meeting. Someone is waffling off the point (there is always one – isn’t there). You try to bring him back on track and he says, “What I’m saying is important”. You don’t think it is and a mini-argument develops. If you don’t have the purpose of the meeting clear, it’s very difficult to make judgements about the relevance of any contribution and your meetings take longer than they should.
Even when you personally have to attend a meeting there are things you can do to rescue your time. For example, if you’re fairly senior you could offer to compile the agenda and even chair the meeting. If this will save a few hours, why not? You could participate effectively by talking only when you can contribute to the objective, by politely asking people to get to the point, by intervening when people are arguing pointlessly or by asking if people are ready to make a decision.
Is there a lack of face to face communication? Are people relying too much on email to deliver instructions? Does this result in a lack of understanding. Confusion leads to mistakes, which means it takes longer to get things done. Instructions are best conveyed in person.