A good contractor understands the value of time management and formulates a plan to utilize every minute effectively.

When working on a project, time is of the essence and wasting time means wasted money.

Every project has unique elements and a timetable in which the job needs to be completed. There may also be portions that work in conjunction with other contractors that may require some of your tasks to be completed before they can begin.

Managing a project within the set time frames helps establish credibility, stay on budget and will eventually lead to other projects.

Tips for Good Time Management

Knowing how to manage time adds to the reputation and longevity of your company. Every contractor should follow these steps:

1. Develop a Schedule

There should be a schedule in place on each and every aspect of the project, detailing how long each portion/ task should take.

2. Stay Organized

Being organized saves time. Being able to locate blueprints, supplies, other contractors and employees and knowing when important meetings will take place saves time and money for everyone involved.

3. Alleviate Interruptions

When working on a project, unnecessary phone calls or interruptions invite delays. Keep the interruptions to a minimum to maximize time.

4. Work in Chunks of Time

Trying to do too much at one time encourages mistakes. Completing tasks in chunks of time breaks up the monotony.

5. Take Time to Recharge

It’s easy to become bogged down with a project. Taking short breaks will allow a fresh set of eyes to see any flaws or mistakes.

Utilizing these time management tips will help your company establish smooth processes, develop a great reputation and get the job done - on time.

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