Making Time to get Productive

time is money ID-10032293Don’t have time to get organized and become more productive? This is the real crux of most managers day to day challenges.  Too much work to do, not enough time in the day to get it all done and no time available to find a better way. If this sounds familiar, then you are not alone.

Organizing your work projects is a kin to taking the time to clean out the basement of your home in the Spring. It would be nice to get it done, however it’s clearly not at the top of the priority list.

What you have to remember is that organization, makes you feel better and makes it easier to get projects done – hence productivity gains. The  math is very straight forward.  Save an hour a day x 5 days per week x 4 weeks / month for a  20 hrs of savings per person per month.

If your project has 4 people working on it and it takes 3 months to complete the productivity savings from being organized  equals 240 man hours. It’s clear how quickly organizational time savings add up.

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Dave Oshlag has been helping companies large and small stay organized and focus on the right projects for more than 25 years.  His specialty is saving hours of time wasted on disorganized systems without spending thousands of dollars. He’s best known for enabling massive changes in productivity with tools like W5 Templates that are simple, streamlined and get people organized quickly.

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