An effective time-management is the easiest way to success, but still, most businesses lack it. Some employees cannot cope with an overwhelming amount of tasks, the others suffer from procrastination. While the first problem is rather business-driven, the last one is very individual. Nevertheless, the productivity of workers depends on the project management in the first place. The task of managers is to organize their teams so that everyone feels pressed for time but not overwhelmed by tasks that are physically impossible to complete over the time given.
Both large and small teams suffer from similar management flaws. No hierarchy of tasks implies that all tasks look same important so that it is hard to give priority to any of them. When employees understand that it is physically impossible to complete so many tasks of the prior importance, they came into frustration. And frustration is the first step to procrastination. Multitasking is another enemy of an effective time management. Solving many different problems at the same time, workers lose concentration. Doing a few related tasks increases productivity and helps people to plan their time.
While the task of employers is to assign a realistic amount of work to their staff, it is workers’ responsibility to stay organized. Self-discipline is the basis of an effective time management irrespective of the type of project and size of the team. With common efforts, teams can improve their productivity using simple strategies.