Time management is the act or process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency or productivity. Wikipedia…
“Time management” refers to the way that you organize and plan how long you spend on specific activities. Mindtools…
The highest achievers manage their time exceptionally well, as it is often said being busy isn’t the same as being effective but being smart at work, being smart is managing your arrays of to do list as the end justifies the means.
Time management has come up as a subject in the management field to reach the goal of increasing productivity, it relates to all works of life such as individual career, schools, religion, events, especially amongst white-collar workers for whom work output may be hard to measure.
At the workplace either the private or public sectors, research shows that 25% Return on Investment (ROI) is lost monthly due to improper time management exclusive of money lost due to ghost workers, theft amongst others.
Theft is not related to loss of cash alone but also to loss of time due to lateness, every employee wants to be paid as at when due, no employee wants to be owed, every employee wants to get pay rise at any prospect, but no employee pays attention to little theft committed prominently amongst which is time theft which can adversely affect employee’s pay as a result of dwindling profit due to the scenario painted above. Effective time management is one of the most precious assets as time lost can never be reversed back.
In conclusion as was said by Mr. Afolabi Abiodun the MD/CEO SBTel & Devices Limited the provider of the award winning Human Resources Time Management Solution TAMS in the Punch newspaper of 10th May 2016 (http://www.punchng.com/sb-telecoms-honours-punctual-employees/) – “The soul of any business in this world is punctuality. For any business to be effective, it must be able to strictly follow a timeline to achieve its desired result and for such an organization to achieve that, employees must be able to effectively conclude their tasks before deadlines”.