NYT Events has a typically busy week ahead running completely different events in Manchester & Birmingham just hours apart so how do teams like ours do the impossible of being in two places at the same time.
Most people at least start the week with good intentions about their own productivity but come Friday, their to-do list is often even longer than it was at the start.
Like most things online, research into the subject took me to Wikipedia; that infallible source of accurate wisdom. Only joking. But it did give a good definition of the term;
“Time management is the act or process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness,efficiency or productivity.”
'Conscious control over time' Now there's a radical concept. Most of us are genuinely very busy. But doing what? The basic maths of effective time management are simple; if you could get an extra (i.e. more productive) 10 minutes out of every day, without staying later or even working harder, you would have over an hour of ‘free’ time per 7 day week x 52 weeks = a full working week and a half of 'extra' time per year. Most sane people would say yes to that but how do any of us grab those extra 10 minutes in the first place? Step 1) Invest 5 minutes reading this article from Skills You Need Step 2) Don’t just read them, DO them!