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How Do You Rate on Time Management?

Answer these questions with a yes or a no:
  • I limit the duration of my telephone calls.
  • I close my office door when I want some quiet time to devote to planning or other important tasks.
  • I cross my name off the circulation list for magazines, newsletters, and reports I don’t need to see.
  • The meetings I run finish on time.
  • I delegate tasks to employees rather than do the work myself.
  • I encourage staff to write reports of no more than one page.
  • I make a list of things I will do each day.
  • I follow up on work I have delegated.
  • I clear my desk of all paperwork..
  • I discourage unnecessary interruptions.

If you are good at time management, you would have said yes to each of these statements. If not, the statements suggest areas for improvement.