Have you come to the realization that ineffective time management is not just an outdated concept for individual employees, but instead a very real barrier to achieving your organization’s strategic priorities? Are you ready to hear what the latest research on this age-old problem has to offer?
A recent article from McKinsey, entitled Making Time Management the Organization’s Priority, could be a game changer for your leadership team. They begin with compelling statistics from their recent global study, which boil down to the fact almost 50 percent of executives are saying they are not spending enough time on strategic priorities.
So, what new solutions can be offered? Here are McKinsey’s suggestions:
- Have a time leadership budget – and a proper process for allocating it
- Think about time when you introduce organizational change
- Ensure that individuals routinely measure and manage their time
- Refine the master calendar
- Provide high-quality administrative support
There are some very compelling arguments here for making time management an organizational priority, and some very thoughtful remedies put forward. It is time to get time management back on your side!