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Importance of Time Management


Time is important! By recognizing what it stands for in managing the clock as well as your people, you will achieve successes in practicing your craft innovatively, within a working milieu that is efficient and cost effective.

Don't get lost in a morass of daily pressures; you can multiply the achievements of the people reporting to you. The result is a synergistic effect-two times two can equal five!

It's an inescapable fact: If you're accountable for the accomplishments of the people working for you, you have a batch of problems. But you also have a wonderful opportunity. Provided you don't get lost in a morass of daily pressures, you can multiply the achievements of the people reporting to you.


It's often difficult for a manager to recognize the impact that his or her actions have on others. Managers usually function with positive and constructive intent. But methodology and timing are crucial; if one or the other is inappropriate, a manager's actions can be perceived as and become real obstacles to achievement. Where a manager functions in a counterproductive manner with subordinate management, the subordinate managers not only may be diverted from what's important but also may transmit changed direction to their own subordinates. As a result, a negative multiplication may take place.

The way to avoid the trap is also the way to achieve a positive multiplication. What's needed is a realization that some actions may not be productive, then an inventory of time wasting habits should be taken and ways to overcome them should be identified. Finally, these new time-effective behaviors should be shared with the entire organization.

Needless to say, time management problems and poor work habits can be found at all levels, although our survey focused on the higher levels of management. There's no doubt that with awareness and self discipline most managers at any level could improve their time use effectiveness by 20 percent.