Time Management Watertown 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.

Lake Placid Satellite
(518) 564-2042
216 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY
 
SUNY at Cobleskill
(518) 485-1647
State Route 7
Cobleskill, NY
 
Hempstead Outreach
(516) 564-8672
3500 Sunrise Highway
Great River, NY
 
Jefferson Community College SBDC
(315) 782-9262
37 East Main Street on Route 96
Victor, NY
 
Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce Satellite
(315) 498-6170
572 South Salina Street
Syracuse, NY
 
Niagara Small Business Development Center
(716) 434-3815
50 Main Street
Lockport, NY
 
Small Business Development Center
(914) 375-2107
108 Corporate Park Drive, Suite 101
White Plains, NY
 
Otsego County Satellite
(607) 432-4500
19 Eaton Avenue
Norwich, NY
 
New Windsor Satellite
(845) 867-2702
452 Broadway
Monticello, NY
 
Abyssinian Development Corporation Outreach
(212) 368-4471
4 West 125th Street
New York, 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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