Time is everywhere, not only on the clocks which for many is now an object that not only measures the time, but on smartphones and computers as well; and this could be a bad matter, particularly at work because recent researches show that the organisation of work based on time is a block to creativity and morale.
The reason why we try to manage time in every way is that we know exactly how many of it we have. It’s a scarse resource. Whilst the number of tasks we have to complete not.
And that’s the problem.
The researchers also say another interesting: the companies tend to undervalue and not support the task management in their corporate culture. Smart companies for their part are introducing strategies for task-based planning that will lead them to the long-term results.
In agreement with what Bourree Lam says “Clock-timers organize their day in blocks of minutes or hours”, let’s think about tomato technique, and “Task-timers instead have a list of things they want to achieve.”
The researches on different schools of thought revealed that clock-timers are “more effective but less happy because they feel control over their lives. The task-timers are happier and more creative but less productive.”
Thus time-based task management can help in the creative projects and increase happiness in the workplace.