I just read a post concerning time management and I must say my boss wouldn’t be too happy with most of these suggestions…
1. Don’t check your e-mail first thing in the morning.
From now on, I’ll ignore every top-priority e-mail that has been sent to me and read them before I go home. Then I can forget all about it while I walk to the bus stop and wait in the blistering cold for a bus that’ll come an hour late.
2. Commute by taking mass transit or carpooling.
Yeah, with all those friendly people on an overcrowded bus and winter coming up, I really look forward to getting up in the morning.
4. Don’t respond to e-mails as they arrive
What are you saying? Your house is on fire? Well, that’ll just have to wait, I’m really busy cleaning our brand new firetruck!
5. Don’t personal e-mail at work.
One of the few points I agree on…
7. Don’t read papers, e-mail newsletters or distributions lists.
I have better things to do than listen to what people are saying around me. I have work to do? Quickly scanning through an e-mail will surely save me more time than getting into a discussion with one of my co-workers.
9. Leave meetings when they are over due.
Screw you boss I’m going home, over due meetings is where I draw the line.
10. Ignore the phone
Oh yeah they called. Someone’s house was on fire? Yeah could be, but it seemed like a waste of time to pick up the phone… I did clean that new fire truck again.
Either way, Ravi made a good attempt at listing things that are a waste of time but it’s just not that simple as we all wish it would be.