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Time management techniques for the implementation of EU projects

In general, time management is a crucial issue for every employee. When it comes to EU projects, time management is important; it is essential for implementing the projects’ correct and smooth implementation. The right techniques can either be taught by someone or acquired through experience. With this article, we will try to look at some of the basic techniques for time management to implement EU projects.

1. Desk organization

This particular technique might seem a bit secondary, but it is most certainly not. If anything, we could suggest that it is one of the most important techniques out there. Organizing your personal space is going to save you so much time every single day. Apart from the fact that you will not have to look for your files and papers all the time, a clean and organized space will give you a sense of personal success and pride. And everyone needs that for a bit of a self-boost!

2. E-mail organization

Organizing your e-mails comes second on this list of techniques, and for a good reason. You receive so many e-mails every day that we can understand why you might find yourself getting a bit overwhelmed by all those data. As a result, you spend more time than what you should, going through your email and trying to sort them out.

If you were to organize them in a file, you would easily find them and save so much time every day. Ensure that you will do that as soon as possible, and you will see a great difference in your time management!

3. Organizing the project’s schedule

We know that organizing the project’s schedule is a given, but we still have to mention it as a time management technique. It is essential to have that schedule ready at least a week before the project starts. This way, in case of an emergency, you will have enough time to go through the schedule, modify it, or change it if necessary.

4. Organizing breaks during the project

If you do a little bit of research, you will find out that proper breaks are a must when it comes to any schedule. These projects can be very tiring from time to time, so organizing proper breaks for both you and everyone else involved will give a good image of the time needed for you to complete the schedule. Simultaneously, a good break will renew you and allow you to continue your work much more effectively!

5. Organizing all the technicalities before the beginning of the project

One of the most time-consuming things you will need to do to implement the project will be to take care of technicalities like booking hotel rooms and airplane tickets. You will know exactly when and where the project will take place long before it actually starts. So make sure that you will book everything ahead of time. It will save you a lot of time, and just like it is with the schedule organization, you will have enough time to make modifications and changes if necessary in case of an emergency.

These five simple yet important techniques will save you enough time during the project’s implementation and will allow you to focus on other more important things like the content of the project itself. EU projects are demanding, complicated, and, of course, time-consuming. You can understand why having more time in your hands will be beneficial now, don’t you?


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Julia Bachousi
Senior Project Manager

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