Time management is not meant to plunge the self into an unrelenting activity, moving every which way, ending up the day exhausted and achieving next to nothing. I know this is anal but often it is done that way. Time management is the ability to adopt to the limitation of time that is allowed to each of us everyday focussing on the envisioned end result and not necessarily on the movement per se. Increase satisfaction People who have effective management skills are recognized for the good contributors that they are and are richly rewarded because management is always on the lookout for people who have proven discipline paths that can be replicated. Reduces stress Often it is not the amount of work done but the amount of work that is yet to be done that causes stress. Clutter is clutter and no matter how it is viewed, it is still disorganized. Employees who want to impress their bosses do this time and time again. There is no sense to it. Everything should be in their proper places, labeled, tagged and stocked except for that which is immediately being worked on. Finding things when you need them can already substantially increase productivity. Phone calls and mails are done in one lump of time. Breaks and easier jobs are usually done on times that they know they are least effective. The main idea is to plan time spent for each job section and protect the plan. - They practice effective delegation. The rule is, if the other person can do the job 80% as well, the job will be delegated. When you have made preparations as of last week to attend a daughters recital only to be stopped today by the boss for an emergency meeting. Time management at work can pose challenges, often initially at least. For both the time management professional and for the beginner, the same things occur but the professional has already expected that surprises happen and has made time allowances and preparations for it. This is why a good time management program has to encompass every level of the workforce. Reinforcing those that are working and being prepared to make even drastic changes when the need is there. Being creative in doing and introducing different ways of doing things, challenging routines and habits, defending your plan and your time when others dictates on it and simply raising your use of time with the end view of being more productive and useful.