Ever found your days passing by so quickly that you’re not getting most of your business tasks done? If so, you’re one of many who find that there simply aren’t enough hours in the day. This means either you’re giving yourself too much to do or you’re not managing your time well enough. Here we look at time management, ways to improve yours and how business courses from OCA can help.
Time management is an umbrella term that covers the practice of organising and planning out exactly how much time you spend on given tasks throughout your working day. When it’s done right, business owners are able to get through their most important work first and make real headway in fighting their ever-increasing to-do list.
The Benefits of Effective Time Management
You’ll find out when taking online business courses that there are many benefits associated with effective time management. They include better results, a boost to your work confidence and performance, and the ability to meet deadlines and ultimately enjoy your work more without excessive levels of stress. So, in what ways can you promote it?
First of all, you should try and establish what time of day you’re at your most productive. It could be that you get your best work done when you burn the midnight oil or get up bright and early in the morning. Once you’ve determined what time of day this is, schedule all of your most important/urgent tasks during this period.
The Time Management Matrix
If you’re more of a visual person, then you’ll prefer learning things by doing them, rather than taking short courses online. So, for you, something like a time management matrix may be more appropriate. By taking a sheet and splitting it up into four quarters, you can organise your tasks into:
- Urgent & important jobs
- Non-urgent important jobs
- Urgent non-important jobs
- Not urgent, non-important tasks.
This simple, yet effective method allows you to see what’s pressing and what isn’t at a glance. If you’re someone with a lot on your plate - which is the case for most business owners, this can help you ensure that all of your important plates remain spinning.
Multitasking Represents An Urban Myth
There’s a reason why the vast majority of business courses don’t mention multitasking, and that’s because it’s something of a myth. The fact is, it’s nigh on impossible to concentrate on two things at once and do them both to a high standard.
Each time you move from task to task, your brain has to adjust to a new subject - which takes time. Not much, perhaps, but it adds up. Focus on one specific task until it’s complete, and you may very well find yourself getting through your work faster.
Boost Your Knowledge & Efficiency With Training From OCA
Being efficient with your time is a great way to start your journey to business success, and this is just one of many aspects you’ll need to manage when working for yourself or someone else. This business skill is just one of many that you’ll cover when taking online business courses from OCA that are CPD-approved, video-based and created with the help of top industry experts.
If you’d like to find out more about how our online training is far more stimulating than traditional courses, you can do so by visiting us at www.onlinecoursesaustralia.edu.au. There you’ll see a wide range of courses that cover a multitude of industries and disciplines, as well as our selection of flexible payment options to make your training more affordable.
However, if you’d like to speak to us directly about business development courses, call us on 1300 611 404, and we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.