There are innumerable little things that you can do to save time in the workplace. In fact, many of these timesavers are right in front of your nose. You might just want to sniff around for them. Actually, if you function with timesaving always on your brain, you'll uncover the many ways and means that will make your work hours time efficient from punch in to punch out.
Count the Ways
Think about everything you do while on the job — everything! Then consider how you can make your myriad tasks and commitments a little less time consuming. You'll discover that this small exercise is enlightening on so many levels. Here are several potential on-the-job timesavers for you to contemplate:
Utilize daily checklists and monthly calendars
Keep all meetings as succinct and productive as possible
Work with key benchmarks and deadlines
Set basic and clear policies
Do one task at a time
Delegate authority wherever possible
Timesaving is common sense. The aforementioned timesaving measures are elementary. But the problem is that managers in the workplace don't always see them as such. It's important to view everything that's done in the workplace through the prism of the always-ticking clock.
As needed, correspond in writing. But keep all of this correspondence pithy. All too many managers author business letters and office memos more suited in length for short stories or novellas. Get to the point. You'll save lots of time this way. And your terseness will carry more weight than excessive volubility.
Get to the Point
Managers who have a penchant for not getting to the point are the biggest time wasters. So, get to the point in one-on-one conversations with employees. Get to the point in staff meetings, too. Say what you have to say and let others say what they have to say — and move on. There is no need to belabor already settled matters.
As a coach in good standing, you are also a timesaver in good standing. Find the best people and work with them to produce the results you need. When you've got all of the right pieces in place — and know what to do with these pieces — time is your friend.