Time management is crucial for every professional to scale up the corporate ladder. However, nobody gets sufficient time to complete everything in the task list, so you should prioritize based on the value. With shifting market demands, organizations appreciate value-driven work. Rainforest QA CIO Derek Choy got this piece of eye-opening time management advice from his director. In this article at the Enterprisers Project, Choy describes why IT leaders must work on their time management skills.
Time Management: Crucial Game-changer for IT Leaders
Choy got this advice when he had just joined the managerial rank of his organization. Even after being promoted to the CIO position, he finds it extremely useful. And why not? Finishing your work as per scheduled frees up your hours. You can address dependencies of the departments and reduce delay in project delivery or product launch. Additionally, you have enough time to rest to be productive for the next day or project. You can also plan and prepare for the client presentation due two weeks later. Great IT leaders read books, write journals, and exercise to be physically and mentally fit for the next challenge.
Bringing in Value in Leadership
Since IT leaders are gaining prominence due to the digital transformation drive, they literally are swamped with work every day. So, every minute matters. In this case, you must evaluate the value your company is deriving by allocating your bandwidth to the work. Think about how the work influences the company holistically instead of individually. This will help you towards leadership. As a project teammate, you can deliver value by providing quality to the assignment. As a manager, you can produce 5 times the effort by enabling the teammates to work full-steam. As a CIO, you can rank your tasks according to their level of alignment to the company objectives.
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