Jennifer Knickerbocker, managing partner at Deloitte in Nashville, Tennessee, noticed a fellow employee struggling with time management. Using her own experiences, Jennifer coached the employee on effective time management skills, including 1) establishing daily priorities at the start of each day, 2) color-coding a calendar to prioritize daily activities, and 3) prioritizing what activities can be deferred or leveraged with other tasks. Sharing time management skills with fellow employees offer an effective means to improve overall business performance.
- Time management comes down to the choices that you make, and the process has to be intentional.
- Use color-coding in the calendar. If it’s red, it cannot be moved under any circumstances.
- By sharing with her how I manage my workday, I was able to get her to adopt a similar approach.
““I use color-coding in my calendar. If it’s red, it cannot be moved under any circumstances. If it’s purple, I’ll aim to get it done but if I have to, I can move it. If it’s gray, it’s great if I get to it but OK if I don’t.”