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Jaap de Jonge
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Time Management Laws | Principles of Time Management

Managers are facing a lot of stress due to an endless list of activities which have to be performed. Would you like to increase your personal effectiveness and efficiency as a manager? Apply these time management laws...
On the web I found the following laws on time management (a better word might actually be: time management "principles"):
  1. LAW OF PARETO: 20% of our activities deliver 80% of the result. The inverse is also true. So focus your attention on what's most important and skip everything else. Read more.
  2. LAW OF ILLICH: Once a certain performance's threshold is passed, your efficiency decreases and may even become negative. So know your biorhythm and plan a task when you are at your best. Also called: "Law of Diminishing Returns".
  3. PARKINSON'S LAW: The more time is available, the more time a task will consume. The more time is available, the more time we will waste. Efficiency increases as the deadline approaches. So don't spend too much time on a task even if you have plenty.
  4. LAW OF CARLSON: Handling a task only once and finishing it off takes less time than handling it in several times/batches. Interruptions (distractions) have a negative impact on efficiency. So focus on 1 task and finish it. Also called: "Law of Homogeneous Sequences".
  5. MURPHY'S LAW: Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. So we must anticipate contingencies and invest time in preparation. Read more.
  6. LAW OF TURGOT: Our concentration capacity is limited. So take a time out on a regular basis and relax a bit.
⇒ Please react if you know of another "law" of time management so we can complete our list and decrease our stress levels.
 

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C.L. Kappagomtula
Professor, Malaysia
 

Time Management Laws: Law of Nurturing Commitment

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Paramathmuni srinivas Kumar
India
 

Time Management Laws: Law of Reflection

8. LAW OF REFLECTION: Take time to reflect often (at regular time interval) as you work for insights... Sign up

 
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Javier Elenes
Business Consultant, Mexico
 

Peter Drucker's Time Management Steps

9. LAW OF DRUCKER Peter Drucker in Chapter 2 of his Book "The Effective Executive" says: "…Effecti... Sign up

 
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Abomar
Consultant, Malaysia
 

Time Management Principles: Law of Procrastination

Similar but not the same as Law #4: 10. LAW OF PROCRASTINATION - The habit of delaying or postponin... Sign up

 
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Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Top 10 Time Management Laws/Principles

Fantastic 👍 we are already at 10! Thanks everybody for sharing time management "credos" and... Sign up

 
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S. Lago
Business Consultant, Canada
 

Time Management Lessons

Like most things, time management is a skill that can be learned or improved. The book "Getting Thin... Sign up

 
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Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Time Management: Principle of Laborit

11: PRINCIPLE OF LABORIT - Human behavior prompts us to do first what makes us happy. At work we ins... Sign up

 
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Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Time Management: Hofstadter's Law

12. HOFSTADTER'S LAW - Things take longer than expected, even taking into account the Law of Hofstad... Sign up

 
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Mark Williams
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

Time Management - Law of Significance

13: LAW OF SIGNIFICANCE - Rory Vaden gives a TED talk on '3D Time Management'. The first dimension i... Sign up

 
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Angelina Michaelidis
Management Consultant, Greece
 

Time Management - Law of Aerial Physics

The Law of Aerial Physics: A task tends to take as much time, as available (like aerial elements tak... Sign up

 
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Verbeeck
Management Consultant, Belgium
 

Time Management Laws and Principles

14: 2 MINUTES LAW If something takes less than 2 minutes, do it immediately. Very useful when you e... Sign up

 
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TAIBO MARGRET
Uganda
 

Understanding Parkinson's Law in Time Management

Indeed the Law of Parkinson says that the more time is available, the more a task will consume. The ... Sign up

 
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Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

Time Management Laws: Sod's Law

Anything that can't possibly go wrong, will go wrong." This is Sod's Law. Remember: You do not, c... Sign up

   

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