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Achieving High Performance by Pippa Bourne, Michael Bourne

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Managing your Time

While you can raise additional finance for your business, employ more people, and buy more machinery, there will only ever be 24 hours in a day. Time is one of the few commodities you cannot buy, but there are many techniques to help you use your time more effectively.

Tracking your time

Before you can start actively managing your time, you need to find out how you spend it. Rather than just guessing, measure and record your time expenditure over a period of at least a week in a time log. When you have completed the analysis, consider if the way you spend time reflects your key objectives. For example, you may find that you spend five percent of your time visiting customers. Is this activity one that delivers key results ...

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