Prioritizing Is Job One
If the role of the coach in the workplace had to be spelled out in several words, it might read:
Today Is the Day
As a coach, you are charged with making every day
There are twenty-four hours in a day. The workday is typically eight to ten hours. These facts of nature and societal mores underscore that time itself cannot
It all sounds so simple. But getting your employees to consider each working day as somehow vital to the big picture isn't always a stroll in the park, particularly when they are working on so many ongoing projects that stretch months and even years into the future. This acute slice of business reality is why you should begin each workday with a clear set of priorities for both yourself and for those whom you are responsible for managing. In fact, at the onset of each workday, among
A Veritable Who's Who
When prioritizing to best manage workplace time constraints, you would be wise to pull out your metaphorical coaching and mentoring “Who's Who?” book and leaf through its pages. When applying coaching and mentoring procedures in the workplace, you are called upon time and again to view your employees as individuals in very unique roles and responsible for very specific job duties. When you look upon those working for you in such a forward-thinking way, you instinctively get a sharper and more realistic feel for
Although delegation of important work responsibilities is an essential part of the coaching and mentoring philosophy, a coach, nevertheless, should know what each one of his employees is working on at any given moment. A coach should also know what her employees should accomplish by the end of each workday. Time management always amounts to painstaking people management.
To their ultimate chagrin (and sometimes loss of their jobs), there are managers who put the entire workday — and, in fact, the entire work scene — on automatic pilot. In the process, they neglect their all-important oversight duties. In stark contrast, coaches delegate real responsibilities and job tasks to each member of their staff, but they also regularly measure results. This crucial supervisory role is fundamental to good time management.