Timing is a concept that reflects the exact schedule and scheduling time, implying the indication of dates and hours, as well as deadlines. The meaning of the word timing is quite extensive and can be applied to the working environment, where the activities of employees, as well as their breaks, as well as to personal celebrations or free time, are planned. In addition to the schedule, there are now special mobile applications that allow you to perform time control and scheduling functions, also called timings.
What it is
Being an English term, timing is difficult to find a synonym in other languages, but this concept can be revealed through other categories. So he necessarily includes the start dates and duration of execution, as well as the predetermination (planning) of what is happening. The schedule is an integral part of the timing, and accordingly the category of synchronization of tasks with other actions and life plans is included. These are categories of a practical, materialistic side that can be measured or fixed, but in addition to this approach, timing also includes internal processes.
From an internal personal position, timing implies conscious time management to realize its capabilities, potentials and desires. For example, the timing of the wedding day will help avoid unpleasant moments, get a lot of emotions and have time to implement a rich program without losing the romantic touch. Conscious time management involves planning principles, but it also relies on the ability to feel the present moment. That is, the best planner is not the one who constantly lives in dreams of future accomplishments, but the one who can notice all the little things of the moment.
The ability to read the needs of reality forms in addition to the strategic person, situational thinking, which helps to rebuild their plans and ideas.
Successful timing is not in scrupulous following a schedule or a list of tasks, but in the ability to use favorable moments. For example, if you manage to sit back from work, then at this time you can read the chapter or answer a few letters, and not wait for the time allotted for this at home.
In order to realize situationality, it is necessary to feel periods of dynamics and statics, that is, those moments when it is useless to make efforts or vice versa, when you can juggle many projects at the same time.
Everyone has periods when no effort is applied, no matter how they are structured and included in the general daily order, they do not bring any effort. It is useless to plant the plants in the winter, to rush the thoughts of others, or to try to influence non-categories that are not subject to them because of their specifics or prevailing situational moments.
Such factors that stop activity also include internal states of the individual, the need to take into account of which may be paramount - apathy and depression make any activity unproductive, which means there is no point in forcing yourself. At the same time, there are dynamic periods of rising internal activity, coincidence of many factors and successful proposals - at these moments it is worth moving more dynamically, looking for new loopholes, making remote control, holding skype meetings from the train and other things.
It is important to understand the cyclical nature of such manifestations and plan for backup options, if suddenly one state replaces the other unexpectedly. This may depend on the seasonality of tasks or personal biorhythms of a person.
Timing implies the distribution of the mental resources of the individual in a logical and economical way. So if a person already comes home from work tired and then plunges into a similar activity (for example, a programmer sits down to play a prefix or a psychologist goes to communicate with friends), then there is an overspending of resources and a feeling of time pressure arises. In fact, exactly the same time in days remained, strength was exhausted, and there was no feeling of fullness.
Working time timing
Despite the need for different life areas, timing is most actively used in the professional environment. People are more and more accustomed to giving up chaos to their development, hobbies and leisure time, for which of course they have the corresponding results, but it is customary to plan and regulate working hours.
Working timing allows you, over time, to analyze and identify reserve temporary spaces that can be successfully used to streamline activities or develop new skills. During the years of attempts by people to organize their working hours, several successful techniques have been highlighted, allowing to make timing as efficient as possible.
It is necessary to begin with drawing up a plan, where events need to be recorded not as they come to mind, but as they are important, giving sufficient time blocks to important and lengthy matters. Little things should not be ignored, but they should be distributed in small gaps, for example, several phone calls can be made during a break between meetings and there is no need to put them in a separate item and spend fifteen minutes nowhere.
In addition, look for how to optimize performance - what can be done along the way, and what to reassign, what matters can be solved remotely, and for which personal presence is necessary.
The second way of arranging activities is not by the amount of time required, but by the subject of implementation — in this way, calls and answers to correspondence can be grouped into one block, meetings and personal receptions can be grouped into one business lunch and meetings. However, remember that some people find it difficult to perform the same activity for a long time, because rest of the nervous system consists in changing activity.
Whichever option is chosen, the most important thing should always be the first priority. It often happens that while you solve the main task, the others disappear by themselves, but you can engage in refilling cartridges, watering flowers and resolving disagreements in a team forever, until all the deadlines for completing the completed project are completed. Be sure to delegate some of your tasks, both to your subordinates and to people passing by (record a log on the way to the archive). To avoid distracting temptations and invest on time, it is worthwhile to carry out the most important things in the morning, if of course the situation allows doing this. This not only guarantees the fulfillment of important things, but also charges with motivation for the rest of the day.
To the second half of the day was not wasted, always put deadlines for the implementation of planned cases. When tasks are simply recorded in a list, there is no internal timer that counts down the remaining minutes, which speeds up work.
Actively use paid services to save your time and pay for them - in the end, get more. For example, it is not necessary to bring finished products by yourself, you can hire a courier, as well as there is no need to monitor the availability of water, when you can make an agreement with the company. This advice is optimal both for personal use and at the company level - it is not always advisable to hire an individual employee to perform duties or connect yourself when there are many proposals for the implementation of the necessary function.
Be sure to mark in the schedule the "dead" hours when you are unavailable - this will allow you to concentrate on the necessary tasks. So, when the patient’s relatives are constantly pulling the doctor, he cannot concentrate on developing the correct treatment regimen, when architect’s customers often call him, distract from design and so on for a couple of hours while you are outside the world, the world will not collapse and productivity will increase.
The entire plan, as well as the clock of its inaccessibility, must be made taking into account its own characteristics and working situation. If a person is an owl according to biorhythms, then there is no point in setting tasks that require high concentration in the morning — it is better to transfer them to lunch. It is also useless for a surgeon to establish a tight schedule of rest and work, because the duration of the operation is not always predictable. Individual accounting is the main key to success - a person in a depressed state can restructure an activity, giving an active role to another for a while, and taking creative and inspiring tasks for himself. To the one who has a period of activity, on the contrary, it is recommended to participate in all processes, introduce new ideas or engage in self-development - take advantage of the situation.