Originally Posted by puti1
I've got an interesting discussion with someone recently who asked me to identify my "time wasters" in order to be more productive. Examples of "time wasters" when doing a chore could be anything that distracts you from your main task for that time slot that you've originally planned for.
Here are some of my "time wasters" that i thought i could share and also hear from you on yours.
When i am online and about to work on my websites, some of mine are:
- checking emails
- Visiting links of some recommendations that the "experts" sent me.
- Browsing the web for ideas which i had no intention of researching for that time slot
- Facebook (sometimes)
- Chatting online
Before i realized it, an hour passed by and no real work was accomplished.
I love to hear from you what are your "time wasters"
The discussion you had is quite interesting, and I have heard of it being implemented in many industries, but mainly industries into manufacturing. Anyways would be good to link it to our industry.
I feel I would have the same "time waster" as you do because these are the most common things i guess. But if I were to consider them as "time wasters". In my opinion I would not consider the time put in for those things as wasting time, as:
checking emails - Its a very important aspect, which contributes to the schedule of the day. Important to be updated with emails from business clients.
Visiting links of some recommendations that the "experts" sent me - Again a important thing as it is being sent to me, it has some importance for some expert and can prove beneficial. Taking a glance would be appropriate.
Browsing the web for ideas which i had no intention of researching for that time slot - No doubt this is something which needs a specific time slot dedicated for it, but i feel the whole day we are researching some or the other thing..sometimes intentionally and most of the times unintentionally.
Facebook (sometimes) - Real time updates, I would say Facebook has become a place which is not just meant to be visited for pleasure, but it seriously updates you about the trends and new upcoming ideas that can be used in any industry based on the applicability.
Chatting online - Does not have business importance but could be used to brainstorm a lot many times, sometimes things or ideas just pop up.!!
These are my opinions on the regular activities that most of us do..