I must confess that I have this struggle and I wonder if you do too. What is time management actually? What is the guideline for measuring how well an individual manages his/her time?
There are only 24 hours in a day and a typical workday for a person is at work from 8am (or sometimes earlier) to 5pm (or later). [Of course we’re talking about the regular office workers…] If the workload continues to increase due to new projects or high turnover rate at the office etc… (but the hours in a day do not increase) and the average office worker continues to slog it off from the early hours in the day,..and sometimes at night… (and weekends too).. is that poor time management? Or is it because there’s only so much one can do without sacrificing his/her time with family and doing what he/she wants to do (when not working). And… time – is the most expensive commodity. Once spent – you won’t recover it. (No rewind. No replay)
The problem is – when does one stop working when the workload keeps coming? So – what is considered good time management? (Finishing everything fast – and by that i mean everything… (but it might be shoddy because you have to do everything fast and finish everything. Can one say that as the workload increases and the hours remain constant – the quality of of work drops?