Managing Director of Bank of Industry (BoI), Olukayode Pitan, has said people who manage their time well achieve greater productivity and efficiency, as they were more likely to meet timelines.
He said organisations place premium on acquiring employees who know how to manage their time and assignments as well as achieve results by saving money and increasing revenues.
“By controlling your time, you can cut out non-essential activities and achieve more, thus enhancing your career and getting more out of life,” he said.
Pitan, who spoke on time and workload management skills at the 2018 International Conference of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Administrators (ICRA), defined time and workload management as the process of arranging and controlling how one spends time in and out of work.
He explained that ensuring appropriate time and workload management within organisations was dependent on the acquisition of necessary skills.
He identified skills required in managing time and workload effectively as identifying goals by being specific on desired items, setting priorities, scheduling by setting time frames, delegating duties to improve productivity and taking break among others.
In a keynote address by RCCG’s national overseer, Joseph Obayemi, explained the theme: No Bounds, as deep, broad and subject to many interpretations.
He advised all workers irrespective of organisations and status to be prepared to leave the comfort zones of their professions and embrace other fields of endeavor and to become versatile and a better-rounded professional.
He tasked them to prepare to be challenged, excited and inspired during the conference, as they reinvent their lives and professions in a creative way and develop a creative edge.
In his welcome address, RCCG’s Assistant General Overseer, Administration and Personnel, Johnson Odesola, defined No Bounds as being unstoppable and stirring up the hidden potential and capacity to do exploit for self and humanity.
He stressed that it was the ability to thrive in all situations as well as advance in adversity.
He told the administrators to invest in time and not expend time, set targets and expectation and avoid external time robbers.
Odesola pointed out that leadership was not an exclusive club for those who were born with it, adding: “Leaders are made. Although leadership relies on some inherited characteristics, it also depends on training and experience.”