There are only so many hours in a day and giving each file the attention it deserves takes time. So, how do you squeeze more hours out of every day? That’s easy – increase efficiency, and you will increase productivity! Here are a few tips to help you effectively manage your time:
- Get Organized – Keep a neat work area. Get rid of what you don’t need on your desk. Place important documents in labeled folders and group the folders by claim number in easily accessible, secure file drawers. Keep your emails organized by creating a folder for each file and putting all email correspondence in the appropriate file.
- Create a Plan – Create a master task plan (or checklist) for each file you are working on. Each task should be in priority order with deadlines clearly visible. There are many types of project management software designed to help you keep track of tasks and deadlines.
- Use a To Do List – Every morning, review the master task plan for each file (observing any deadlines) and make a list of tasks that need to be completed that day.
Adding these simple steps to your daily routine can help you stay on task and on schedule and improve productivity so you can identify and resolve problems more quickly. Good project management skills improve work-quality, increasing customer satisfaction and giving you the competitive advantage needed to boost your bottom line.
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