Manage Your Time With These Tips

As a manager, sometimes to manage time and be as productive as possible is not so simple, here are some tips you can improve your time-management and also support your team to do the same

Igor Carvalho
3 min readDec 10, 2022
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One of the biggest challenges as a manager, is to manage your time. Without managing properly your time, you might fail to give necessary attention to your direct reports and projects that are happening inside your team. Here are some ideas on how to improve your time-management, but you can also support and guide your own direct reports to improve their time-management, then your team might be able to perform better overtime.

Prioritise your tasks

When defining a task, it must have proper priority, therefore, prioritise and delegate the tasks to your direct reports based on their skills and expertise.

Communicate expectations

It’s important to communicate expectations clearly and provide necessary resources and support to help your team members succeed.

Establish regular check-ins

In order to be sure that everything is going fine, having regular check-ins with your team members is important to stay informed about their progress and address any issues. It allow you to stay up-to-date on your team’s progress and address any issues or challenges they may be facing in a timely manner.

Guide and train your team members

Provide opportunities for professional development and training to help your team members improve their time-management skills. Also, invest in your team’s professional development by providing training and resources that can help them improve their time-management skills.

Flexibility and adaptability are important

Be flexible and adaptable, and encourage your team to do the same, to accommodate changes and unexpected events. As a manager, it’s important to be flexible and adaptable in order to accommodate changes and unexpected events. Your team can do the same, therefore, encourage them to do so that they can be more effective in managing their time and meeting their goals.

The work environment also impacts

Create a positive and productive work environment that supports effective time management. A positive and productive work environment can help your team members manage their time more effectively. Create such an environment by fostering open communication, collaboration, and support among your team members.

Identify and eliminate time-wasting activities

Help your team members identify and eliminate time-wasting activities and distractions. Time-wasting activities and distractions can hinder your team’s productivity and effectiveness. Help your team members identify and eliminate these distractions, so that they can focus on their work and manage their time more effectively.

Regularly review and evaluate

It’s important to regularly review and evaluate your team’s time-management strategies and make improvements as needed, in order to identify areas for improvement. By making adjustments when needed, your team can continue to manage their time effectively and succeed in their goals.

Implementing effective time management strategies can help you and your team members work more efficiently and effectively, with that you are going to be able to increase productivity of yours and support your team to do the same, also it will help you to improve communication and collaboration, gain flexibility and adaptability, and higher job satisfaction and engagement.



Igor Carvalho

I’m a tech lover, blogger, YouTuber, Netflix watcher, and on my daily work I’m a software engineer with several years of experience.