Do you ever plan for a task to take an hour, but it takes four hours? Or maybe you allotted an hour to finish a job that only took 10 minutes.
Estimating the amount of time a task will take can be very important, especially at work. How can you get better at making time estimates?
Like anything else, there are several ways to improve. Use these four tips and you’ll be well on your way to mastering your time.
“Make sales calls.” – Too non-specific.
“Make five sales calls.” – Now you’re very clear about when the task is complete.
Making more accurate time estimates is a valuable skill. With this skill, you can be much more productive and reliable. Plus, your boss will be thrilled if you start getting everything done when you claim it will be done! Although effective time management takes some practice, it’s certainly worth the effort.