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Time Management Apps to Enhance Productivity

Time Management Apps to Enhance Productivity

What is Time Management?

Time management is the ability to organise yourself and others, so that you enhance productivity. Everyone wants to make maximum progress in minimum time and effort. Therefore, effective time management skills are essential.

Benefits of effective time management

The benefits of time management are numerous and impressive:

  1. The elimination of failure and its related emotions of frustration and upset.
  2. The elimination of bad habits that cause failure: such as procrastination, guessing and avoiding difficult, distasteful tasks.
  3. Time management habits linked to success: Goal setting; decision making, prioritisation, prevention of avoidable error, personal initiative, self-discipline and effective delegation.
  4. Time management causes an immediate gain in personal effectiveness which leads to an increase in self-esteem, mental wellbeing, and a sense of optimism that your future will be better than today.
  5. An immediate gain in social status as people around you begin to notice how efficiently and (apparently) easily you deliver on your promises.
  6. An immediate increase in progress towards your chosen goals, and a corresponding increase in the chances of you gaining professional recognition.
  7. Rather than a horrible feeling that your life is being governed by forces outside your control, the application of time management skills makes you feel that YOU are the major driving force in your life.

Best time management apps

We have created the three most important time management apps, which are designed to help with:

  • Prioritisation
  • Goal setting
  • Decision making

1. Prioritisation App.

Not all tasks are of equal value. Some are more valuable than others. Prioritisation is the act of putting tasks into order of value.

It is essential that we spend our time on those tasks that add the most value. It is a common time management error to busy oneself on things of only moderate value, as a way of avoiding other tasks that are much more valuable, but also much more difficult, or distasteful.

This error is so common it has become standard practice for most people. They put off things that are important and busy themselves with trivial tasks. Consequently, the important things are left to fester and go bad, whilst the paper clips are sorted into neat straight lines.

Prioritising is synonymous with time management. We have created the best daily schedule app for you and your friends.

To help you organise your tasks into their proper order of value get our FREE Prioritisation App.

2. Goal Setting App.

Setting goals is important because everything we do should be for a definite purpose. Our purpose in life is to add value to others and by extension, to ourselves. In order to add value, we must set clear and distinct goals.

In order to help you to set clear and distinct goals, we have created a FREE Goal Setting App.

3. Decision-Making App.

Being unable to make decisions is the biggest threat to your time management. Dithering, or making wrong decisions stops progress in its tracks.

The simplest form of decision is the Yes or No binary decision:

  • Should we launch the rocket? Yes or No?
  • Should we buy one? Yes or No?
  • Should we go there? Yes or No?

Many people find decision-making difficult. Mentally they go round and round the issue, without making any written notes, and consequently they cannot make a definite decision. And if they do decide, they are immediately worried that they may have made the wrong decision.

We have created our very own decision-making app, to help you to put your reasons into perspective. You give each reason a value and the app calculates the weight of all the reasons in favour of an idea, against the weight of all the reasons against the idea, and the side with the highest score, wins. The decision is made.

If you want help to evaluate your decisions, you would benefit from our FREE Decision-Making App.

About the Author: Chris Farmer

Chris

Chris Farmer is the founder of the Corporate Coach Group and has many years’ experience in training leaders and managers, in both the public and private sectors, to achieve their organisational goals, especially during tough economic times. He is also well aware of the disciplines and problems associated with running a business.

Over the years, Chris has designed and delivered thousands of training programmes and has coached and motivated many management teams, groups and individuals. His training programmes are both structured and clear, designed to help delegates organise their thinking and, wherever necessary, to improve their techniques and skills.

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Further Reading in Time Management

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