Imperial Marketing Concepts have been focusing on productivity recently, and the factors that contribute to achieving optimum productivity. This week, the firm held a workshop outlining the 6 most common time management mistakes.
1/ Not using a To-Do List
While there are conflicting opinions about the effectiveness of to-do lists, the management team at Imperial Marketing Concepts encourage all budding professionals to use one. A to-do list allows someone to keep on top of tasks and eliminates the possibility of tasks being forgotten. The firm argue that the trick with using to-do lists is to prioritize the tasks, making sure that the most important and time-sensitive tasks are completed first.
2/ Failing to set personal goals
For people to manage their time efficiently it is important for them to have personal goals claims Imperial Marketing Concepts. The firm argue that it is imperative to put time limits on goals. The firm encourage people to ask themselves, where do you want to be in six months? In a year? Or ten years from now? Goals provide someone with a destination and a vision to work towards. Goals also help people to decide what tasks are worth spending time on, and contribute to the bigger picture.
3/ Failing to manage distractions
Living in the digital age distractions are everywhere claims Imperial Marketing Concepts. Distractions cause people to lose focus, and stop them from giving 100% to the task at hand. At Imperial Marketing concepts they encourage their employees to turn off their phones and limit themselves to certain time slots to check notifications.
4/ Taking on too much
Too often people overload themselves with tasks by never saying “no” states Imperial Marketing Concepts. When it comes to time management, having too many tasks to complete causes stress and leads to poor performance, and therefore people need to stop overloading themselves.
Imperial Marketing Concepts believe that multi-tasking usually leads to each task taking longer to complete, and being completed poorly. Research shows that it can take 20-40 percent longer to finish a list of jobs when you multitask. The firm encourages people to pick one task at a time and give it their full concentration to ensure the job is done to the best of their ability.
Imperial Marketing Concepts is one of Rhode Island’s premier marketing firms. They specialize in customer acquisition through face-to-face promotional marketing and sales campaigns. They strive to continuously deliver exemplary customer service and marketing tactics to their Fortune 500 clients. The firm is committed to the development of their employees and they do this through frequent educational workshops and seminars.