How do workers choose what’s most important when their to-do list now goes on for pages? What administrative services have been cut which create unexpected time sinks? How do they produce quality work when they are distracted with worry? On the other hand, what if your people are suffering from too little to do?
If recent years were a boon time, and there is a sudden dearth of phone calls, emails and meetings, what should your team do with all their free time? The lack of structure can be very disorienting to workers who have gotten into the habit of being completely reactive.
The result? Harried, anxious workers who feel paralyzed and end up buried in a rut of disorganization and inefficiency. Managers can combat the time management backlash by concentrating on the Five F’s with their team: