“Cash was king, but now, time is money,” says Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. We have all heard it – sometimes, we even said it out loud ourselves, or maybe even thought of it at different moments in our life. While it sounds like a contemporary capitalistic axiom, this belief has been around much longer – so long that we believe it as much as we believe that we need air to breathe.
But believing in the importance of time is not enough. Knowing how important it is, understanding how to manage it better, and making sure not a single second is wasted – these are what make schedule tracking and employee monitoring a worthwhile endeavor for entrepreneurial settings.
In more ways than one, the axiom, "Time is money," helps us organize our life. For entrepreneurs, it straightens people out and streamlines employee operations, thereby avoiding wastage and inducing productivity. Remembering that time is money helps in deciding on the to create a system that will do things faster and in a different way, especially in corporate settings. As author David Korten puts it, "In societies in a state of advanced monetization, money and global supply chains mediate human access to most all the essentials of living. The system imposes a mandatory sequence of money before life."
Essential to supervising the workplace is being able to manage schedules. While it comes with a lot of other factors, the difficulty of maintaining a working time schedule can be greatly lessened with a good scheduler. By having an accurate depiction of everything related to work hours and time off, entrepreneurs can keep track of every company’s primary asset, the employees.
An efficient company knows how to make time work for it. Achieving this is all too easy especially with the advent of technology for just about every conceivable demand including time itself. With these tips, you too can create a beautiful blueprint - a schedule - that works just fine.
Understanding is the first step in everything, including scheduling. In scheduling, this is tantamount to identifying your time. By understanding how much time you have and what you need to divide it for, you can identify the things you need to commit to and respond to the rest of the demands created by others.
Once you have a list of things that you need to do and consider, you are ready for the things that you are assessed against. This is where entrepreneurs assign the jobs and track progress, the ‘absolutely necessary’ time is protected which reduces conflicts and avoid double-bookings.
Creating a beautiful, seamless schedule is like making a design on paper. Everything comes with measurements and exact angles, perfectly laid out. Just like how a design on paper outlines the exact needs and margins, schedules should be arranged in order and with allowances for contingencies. This way, emergencies can happen but your schedule remains perfect.
Powerful schedules reduce the wasted time. The best employer scheduler, on the other hand, creates and manages schedules to bring teams together, keep everyone informed, and build better company culture. What more could you ask for?