"I don't have time to do this task!"

Posted by Romeo Elias on Wed, Dec 13, 2006 @ 09:54 AM

On behalf of Selim Ozyel

“I don't have time to do this task!” Does this sound familiar to you? Do you ever hear yourself saying this? It is exactly what I said to myself before writing this article. “Can I really write this blog entry right now? I don’t have time!”

Hopefully, somebody will read this, so at least I don't feel like I wasted my time. This brings up a distinction -- there is not having enough time and then there is not wanting to waste time. I think, more often than not, when we find ourselves complaining that “we don't have enough time,” we really do have the time. Of course, we can’t always do everything we would like to do. However, we can use time more wisely by prioritizing and organizing tasks.

Look back and review what you expected to complete yesterday. After all was said and done, what did you actually get done? Could you have finished more tasks if you were not spending unnecessary time searching for a document, preparing reports, asking for the status of specific projects or reading emails? If you want more time, then you need to identify what you really spend most of your time doing. (I can hear you saying: “...but I don’t have time to do that now.” But please, reserve 10 minutes -- delay all that other stuff). You will realize that most of your time is spent on communication or tediously searching for information. If you want more time, then you need to either delegate some of your more tedious daily tasks to other people or automate them. If you are not in a position to delegate tasks to others, I suggest thinking about automating all the processes that waste time.

Think about how much your life could change if the time-consuming and redundant tasks that plague your workday were automated. The more you automate, the more time you will save. Software is the best way to automate business tasks.

You can find many software systems to satisfy your basic needs. Most promise to save you time. There are only a few systems that fully automate your unique, constantly changing tasks. Interneer Intellect is one of them. By using Interneer Intellect you can generate reports, track the status of on-going projects easily; without the need for communication, searching or calculation. Since it is fully-customizable, it fits your company’s exact processes and needs. It's easy and quick to define your project in Intellect, build your application and start using it. It just takes a few minutes.

Don’t forget, if you need more time; automate as much as you can.