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 Activia Blog – Time Management 

 Tips and tricks to help you improve your productivity, avoid procrastination, be more organised, and get the most out of your day 

Latest Articles

Does this sound familiar? On too many days, you feel like you're playing catch-up all day - you start on one task, only to decide that something else is more important, so you switch to working on that instead. You may decide to make an early start, but the story is the same. By the time you leave work, you're exhausted - but you feel like you haven't really accomplished much.

Stressful, right? But if you’re ...
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Dec 17, 2018
Assertiveness, praised in the workplace as it is, isn’t a standalone quality.

It has a direct impact on many other markers of career and life success.

Would you, for example, have imagined that how assertive you are can influence how well you’re able to manage your time?

Well, it absolutely can, and most of us would probably like to get a bit better at managing - and making the most of - our time. Becau...
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Nov 16, 2018
When we fail to prioritise our time effectively, daily life can descend into chaos. Even the simplest of tasks, like picking up the shopping, can feel like a mountain to climb.

We are our own worst enemies when procrastination and disorder take hold, but the good news is that we can completely avoid feeling overwhelmed in this way. We can learn to manage our time better.  And we must, because poor time managem...
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Sep 09, 2018
Recent suggestions have been made that an obsession with time management is actually decreasing our productivity, rather than enhancing it. This article looks at that suggestion and counters it with an argument that good time management habits are essential.
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Jul 12, 2018
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Something on this page is going to change your life. You’re finally going to get a grip on your productivity and time management issues.

This is not your typical list of the same-old “life hacks”.

There are only 4 time-saving tips in this article, an...
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Jan 04, 2018
Do you struggle to manage your time - even though you're well into your thirties or beyond? Or are you still in your 20s and wondering why you never leave work feeling like you've done quite as much as you should? Don't worry, you're not alone. This article will reveal the time management secrets that will change your life - and not a minute too soon!
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Sep 11, 2017
This article article looks at how you can improve your productivity using 7 key tools, primarily readily available apps.
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Jun 30, 2017
One of the biggest complaints made by managers all around the world is that employees consistently get to work late. Not only does it affect the company’s – and your own – overall productivity and the general morale among your team, but it can stress you...
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Aug 07, 2015
Work overload is one of the most common problems in today’s work culture, and it’s something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Not only can it massively impact your morale and productivity if it’s not dealt with effectively, but it can also lead to burn...
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Aug 05, 2015
Although it may not seem like an important factor, your immediate surroundings play a bigger role in your productivity than you may realise. The way your workplace looks and the feeling it emanates both play a major role in how you will work.

Not only does ...
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Aug 03, 2015
Undoubtedly, one of the most annoying workplace issues I've come across is when people are late for meetings. Not only is it the biggest and most common workplace time-waster, but it’s also frustrating to the employees who are punctual and always try to make...
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Jul 30, 2015
Email is a vital tool for communicating with your employees and co-workers, but for many people, managing emails at work can become a daunting and overwhelming task.

If you don’t have a specific plan for managing your incoming emails each day, things can e...
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Jul 28, 2015
One of the most important features of good time management – and one of the best ways to improve your productivity – is planning your day. Although it’s a relatively simple process and it might seem like an insignificant part of your workday, it will hel...
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Jul 24, 2015
If you are a manager or a business owner, delegation is going to be a crucial part of your success. For some people delegation is a relatively simple process, yet others still find it rather daunting.

Some of these people just get it completely wrong and end...
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Jul 23, 2015

Regardless of where you work or what you do, every workplace is going to have deadlines. Whether you actually hit these deadlines or not is an entirely different matter, but being able to finish your ...
by Ashley Andrews, Jul 22, 2015

Have you ever been in a situation where you sat down to write a list of all the things you needed to accomplish on a particular day, only to realise that your list is endless and seems rather overwhel ...
by Ashley Andrews, Jul 20, 2015

At first glance, a task list seems like something that is easy to create and manage. You simply collect the tasks that you need to accomplish during the day (or the whole week) and get to work on comp ...
by Ashley Andrews, Jul 16, 2015

Whether you're part of a big team, a small team or you're working independently, it's important to monitor your own performance to make sure that you're making the best possible use of your time in th ...
by Ashley Andrews, Jul 02, 2015

You shouldn’t have to put longer hours in at the office in order to get through more work. By managing your time more efficiently, you can easily become more productive and also create better qualit ...
by Ashley Andrews, Apr 01, 2015

Time management mistakes encompass more than just losing time. They lead to increased levels of stress, inefficient use of your focus, and an ultimate failure to reach targets. If you want to get to t ...
by Ashley Andrews, Mar 18, 2015

Do you ever find yourself looking at your high-flying colleagues who manage to get everything done? If burning the midnight oil is still not getting you the results you need in the office, then there ...
by Ashley Andrews, Feb 11, 2015

Two of the most sought after skills in the workplace are time management and problem solving. Time management skills will benefit your productivity and help you meet your targets and deadlines, while ...
by Ashley Andrews, Jan 28, 2015

Many of us who have gone through the grind of the office cubicle lifestyle know what it’s like to spend countless hours sitting behind a desk. And while working hard is commendable, many of us opt f ...
by Ashley Andrews, Jan 14, 2015

Back in the 1930s, respected British economist John Keynes predicted that society would move towards a workweek lasting a mere 15 hours. Modern technology would help eradicate mundane tasks, giving us ...
by Ashley Andrews, Dec 24, 2014

Trying to become more effective time managers is something we all strive for, no matter which line of work we’re in. Whether we’re looking for more free time, opportunities for growth, or just the ...
by Ashley Andrews, Dec 10, 2014

Time management is a skill that’s not only honed through practice (and making plenty of mistakes along the way), but also about ensuring you try strategies that have proven themselves successful wit ...
by Ashley Andrews, Nov 26, 2014

Time management can have a huge effect on your performance and productivity in the workplace. Not only will it make you a more efficient employee, but it will also help you meet deadlines, produce bet ...
by Ashley Andrews, Nov 12, 2014

Sorry, But It’s Not All About You
That’s not to say your priorities don’t matter. You have key tasks that you need to perform on a daily basis – and to ensure they’re completed on tim ...
by Philip Andrews, Sep 05, 2013

With there being an increasing amount of talk about school and even university not preparing people for the real world, are there a set of essential skills that everybody should have? If so, where wou ...
by John Boddington, Jun 28, 2012

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