Time Management New York NY

Lateness is time wasted and, despite the consequences, it's often a difficult habit to break. Battling it takes more than setting the clocks 10 minutes fast (that never works). Stop making up excuses and start managing your time with these helpful tips.

Midtown Manhattan SBDC
(646) 312-4790
55 Lexington Ave., Rm 2-140
New York, NY
 
LaGuardia SBDC
(718) 482-5303
30-20 Thomson Avenue, Suite B
Long Island City, NY
 
Brooklyn
(718) 797-0187
25 Chapel Street, 11th Floor
Brooklyn, NY
 
SBDC at New Jersey City University
(201) 200-2156
285 Westside Ave., Suites 189-191
Jersey City, NJ
 
New Jersey SBDC
(973) 353-1927
1 Washington Park, Suite 360
Newark, NJ
 
Lowville Satellite
(315) 782-9262
30-20 Thomson Avenue, Suite B
Long Island City, NY
 
State University College at Buffalo SBDC
(716) 878-4030
25 Chapel Street, 11th Floor
Brooklyn, NY
 
Abyssinian Development Corporation Outreach
(212) 368-4471
4 West 125th Street
New York, NY
 
SBDC at Rutgers, Campus at Newark
(973) 353-5950
25 James Street
Newark, NJ
 
SBDC at York College
(718) 262-2880
Room 107 94-50 159th Street
Jamaica, NY
 

Time Management

Chronic lateness is like an illness, beginning with a few symptoms that grow into a full-blown sickness. It starts with casual things, such as meeting friends for dinner 20 minutes late or going to a movie and missing the previews. Before you know it, you're sneaking in the back door of the conference room and apologizing to your staff. According to a 2006 survey by Proudfoot Consulting, American CEOs are late to eight out of every 10 meetings-resulting in $90 billion in lost productivity.

Lateness is time wasted and, despite the consequences, it's often a difficult habit to break. Battling it takes more than setting the clocks 10 minutes fast (that never works). Stop making up excuses and start managing your time with these helpful tips.

1. Don't plan to be exactly on time. Murphy's Law tells us everything that can go wrong will go wrong. So if you always plan to be 15 minutes early, you can run behind schedule with situations beyond your control (traffic, angry client, etc.) and still be on time.

2. Be realistic when estimating how much time certain tasks will take. Travel time is only one factor. Include everything in your calculations-from getting ready, sending that last e-mail and preparing any necessary documents to traffic delays, finding parking and walking to the actual destination. Also, if you're going to a place you've never been before, make sure to add another 10 to 15 minutes to give yourself time to find the location.

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