To achieve success store managers need to develop effective time management. Retail managers and owners are often pulled and pushed in many different ways due to the nature of retail. This can result in the business not moving forward due to managers and owners becoming overwhelmed by the multiple demands.
Brian Tracy says that “every minute spent in planning saves as many as 10 minutes in execution”. When you consider how helpful planning can be in increasing productivity and performance, it is worth making it a habit of putting it into practice every single day.
One way of achieving this is to make a list at the end of the day and include everything you need to achieve the following day. This way you come into work each day with an achievement plan to put in place. As something new comes up add it to the list before you complete it. The more time you take in writing lists in advance, the more effective you will be.
Sometimes one of the items on your list is worth more of your time than all of the other items put together. This item is the one you should complete first. This can takes discipline as this item might be the one we’d prefer to avoid. The more thought you invest in planning and setting priorities the better you will become at completing the important and valuable tasks.
As Alan Lakein said, “Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now”.