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8 mistakes that result in not having enough time

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Time Management in the eyes of the  prima TEAM In the 21st century the previously universally accepted equation "time = money" got serious cracks. It is not possible to earn, save, borrow or steal time. It is difficult to measure the value of time and, therefore, proper time management becomes the alpha and omega of not only managers, but for everyone who wants to achieve something in life – as an example, managing your work and taking care of your family at the same time.  If you are also thinking about how to invest your time properly, try reading our article. We have a couple of reflections about the most common mistakes people make when managing the most valuable thing they have: their time.

primaERP News: Why and how can you disable private projects

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Good news: primaERP is better again.  If you have multiple users in your primaERP  account, you will certainly like the Team Table export   feature. Tables can be exported to PDF, XLS and CSV formats. If you were missing a field to insert Payment info , you can find it now in your Account settings section. The last new function allows to not enable private projects in the Time Tracking settings section, and was requested by several administrators. Why we have developed this feature and how to change a private project into a public one is explained in the article below.

This time, fulfill your New Year's resolutions!

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The year has just started. For many it is the best time to look back and plan ahead.  You may have already broken some of your New Year's resolutions by now. According to a British study , only 12% of us are going to stick to our promises until the end of the year. How to have a better chance of succeeding this time? Get yourself a quiet room or go to your favorite coffee shop, prepare a pen and a piece of paper and let's get it together!

25% of your money down the drain – how poor time management affects results

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A survey conducted by America Online and Salary.com found out that the average worker in the US devotes around two hours of the working day to non-productive activities. This means around 10 hours per week. How do you feel about it? Despite all the effort, getting up early, meeting tight deadlines, a quarter of your hard-earned money disappears down the drain without you even noticing. A year has 52 weeks, so the total is 520 hours per year. This corresponds to more than three weeks of work. If you are a manager you most likely know the hourly cost of an employee and if you do the math... You would better be sitting.

Take this time to stop and think!

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Check your email, call your colleague, delegate your work, look back at the e-mails, remember that someone is coming to repair the door lock of the building, write up the meeting notes, attend the lunch with the new client, get stuck in traffic due to some demonstrations which block the main street, go back to the office, check your schedule, rearrange your appointment for the next day, write another e-mail, check the budget John sent you 3 weeks ago.. Work! Keep going, no stopping! Don’t waste your time! Go, go go! Ahh ENOUGH! STOP IT! If this sounds all too familiar, stop and pause for a moment if you intend to achieve something effectively while keeping your sanity. 

Time management for up-and-coming freelancers

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"People think that the hardest thing in the life of a freelancer is to get a contract. Actually, the most difficult thing is to refuse it” tweeted Czech social networking guru Michelle Losekoot . The 88-character tweet managed to summarize the essence of the problem, which sooner or later most individual entrepreneurs on the right path to success will have to face. Taken by the euphoria of seeing their goal on the road of fulfillment, freelancers tend to accept whatever comes their way. They develop the tendency to see refused work as lost money and acknowledge no boundaries concerning what is realistically doable. Does that remind you of something?

How can time tracking help you to concentrate?

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There you are, sitting at your desk, facing the computer and trying hard to concentrate on your work. Then there comes a new e-mail or a colleague with something funny to share. The e-mail possibly needs to be read immediately. The colleague, at least out of common sense and courtesy, needs to be acknowledged. Suddenly you no longer have any idea about what you were doing before... Does it remind you of something? Do not worry, it happens to everyone! If you are too overwhelmed, most likely it will come back to you in a few seconds and, if you are lucky, not much time will be lost. It is not always the rule, unfortunately. For those cases in which you may feel you have to much to deal with,   the following time tracking hints can help.

7 tips to run an effective meeting

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Meetings are great tools to solve complicated problems, which require speed and decisiveness. If you followed our previously mentioned 7 ways, you can go ahead and send those meeting invitations with a clear conscience. The invitations should be sent to all of the involved parties, which can actually help solve the problem, not to everyone. Once you have decided who to send the invitations to, make sure to include some documents or topics which will be discussed, so that they can prepare for the meeting. Besides putting the place and time of the meeting, you should also try to estimate how long the meeting will take. This is not easy, but your busy colleagues will appreciate it. Now you know how to create the meeting, but how will you organize the meeting itself? Here are some tips which can help.

Back to school – how will you manage your time this year?

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It’s that time of the year again and we’re not speaking about Christmas (at least not yet) J . It’s that time when schools will be filled again and the young adults will go back to studying and learning. Everyone will be busy, and soon you will start thinking, where did the time go? Especially for students, who just spent the summer either relaxing or even working, the daily life filled with books, essays, studying, group meetings while still finding time to spend with friends or hobbies, is back again in full force.

10 reasons to use time tracking

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A time tracking software can assist with measuring both personal and team productivity by providing a more accurate idea of ​​how people deal with their own time. It can only help. So, why not explore its full potential? In this article we have compiled 10 reasons to explain why it is worth it to employ time tracking.

Calculate your costs based on the value of your time

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Time is money Time is money; that we already know. It can be quite easily quantified: the cost of human time at work can be calculated as the ratio between the total monthly cost of an employee (wage, internet, phone) and average monthly number of working hours (168 if you count 8 hours per day and 21 workdays per month). There is however a „problem“: human aren´t machines, their performance can´t be divided into standardized man-hours. We are the furthest thing from dull manufacturing capacities, processing one task after another. We are influenced by the working environment, weather, time of day, hormones and thousands of other things. As a result we´re fairly unproductive one day and discover gravity or painting Mona Lisa the other.

Costs and expenses are counted down to the last penny- so shouldn’t your time be too?

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Time as a valuable resource “The most costly outlay is the outlay of time”. This idea is attributed to Antiphon, Socrates’ contemporary. Already in ancient Greece, they knew that time should be calculated and that it is crucial to everyday life, so why do we, modern humans, disregard it so often? In every company, we are very meticulous in our accounting; we know exactly how many paperclips and coffee we need, how much we need to buy and how much we need to sell. But do we know, how much our time is actually worth? 

5 reasons why you should use time tracking

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Do you want to know why you should track your time, who gets more from adapting the whole time tracking concept and which fields find it really useful? Using our experience, we made a quick overview of what most companies and people need to really benefit from tracking their time.    We´ve prepared an overview of the needs of people and companies, who can benefit the most from using time tracking .

User story of the language school Hezkyčesky.com

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We wanted to know how prima ERP has impacted people and businesses since its launch 2 years ago. We asked a young businesswoman, Uljana, who started her language school business the same time as prima ERP appeared on the market, questions on how prima ERP was beneficial for her and how she uses it now. We would like to share her experience, maybe it can help you. :-)

Learn about the disease of the modern age - Procrastination

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The worst disease of modern society is „Leave it for tomorrow“, or also known as Procrastination. It is very infectious and these days it has started to be widespread, almost at an epidemic level. S ome scientists say it should be called a pandemic.

8 mistakes that result in not having enough time

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Time Management in the eyes of the prima TEAM In the 21st century the previously universally accepted equation "time = money" got serious cracks. It is not possible to earn, save, borrow or steal time. It is difficult to measure the value of time and, therefore, proper time management becomes the alpha and omega of not only managers, but for everyone who wants to achieve something in life – as an example, managing your work and taking care of your family at the same time.  If you are also thinking about how to invest your time properly, try reading our article. We have a couple of reflections about the most common mistakes people make when managing the most valuable thing they have: their time.

TIME TRACKING advice: Improve your efficiency at work by leading your meetings

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Hours in a work day: 8; Number of Meetings on average per Week: 15. How can I manage my time in the best way possible?

TIME TRACKING advice: Unite and conquer - wrap your phone calls together and get more out of your time

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One of the advantages of employing a time tracking system is being able to look back at your past days and having a clear view of how you have managed your tasks in everyday life.

TIME TRACKING advice: save time by taking the longer way

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The observation For work I often have to go to see my clients all around the city and sometimes even outside of it. I usually go by car, but a couple of weeks ago I had not finished the report to give to the client, so I decided to go by bus in order to use the traveling time to finish the job.

primaERP TIME TRACKING

prima ERP TIME TRACKING software is a cloud whose function is to monitor the time and evaluate the performance and efficiency .