Mastering time management at work.

Staffs having a pictorial moment after an in-house training in August 2021 at head office.

We’ve all experienced the woes of time management at work. You wake up hopeful and optimistic not only will you meet all your deadlines. Then life happens. You leave late, you hit traffic, and you arrive at your desk already frustrated with the world. The good news is that there are ways to reclaim those seemingly elusive lost hours of the day. It’s all about personal time management manage your time instead of letting it manage you. Worry less Check out some tips to help manage time.

Figure out how you’re currently spending your time. If you’re going to optimize your personal time management, you first need to figure out where the time is going. Try diligently logging your time for a week by tracking your daily activities. This audit will help you: Determine how much you can feasibly accomplish in a day, identify time consuming activities and focus on what provides the greatest returns. 

Prioritize wisely. As you organize your to-do list, prioritization is key for successful time management at work. Start by eliminating tasks that you shouldn’t be performing in the first place. Then identify the three or four most important tasks and do those first—that way, you make sure you finish the essentials. Evaluate your to-do list and make sure you organized it based on the importance of a task rather than its urgency.

Get organized. For effective time management, this tip needs to actually go on your to-do list. If you have piles of papers scattered all over your desk, finding the one you actually need will be like finding a needle. Little things make a big difference. Create a filing system for documents you only have to do it once, but you get the benefits forever.

Create a daily schedule—and stick with it. This step is absolutely crucial for learning how to manage time at work. Don’t even attempt to start your day without an organized to-do list. Before you leave work for the day, create a list of the most pressing tasks for the next day. This step allows you to get going as soon as you get to the office.

Avoid the urge to multitask. This is one of the simplest time management tips for work, yet it can be one of the hardest to follow. Focus on the task at hand and block out all distractions. It can be tempting to multitask, but you’re just shooting yourself in the foot when you attempt to do so. You lose time and decrease productivity when switching from one task to another.

Eliminate distractions. Social media, web browsing, co-workers, text messages, instant messaging the distractions at work can be limitless. A key to personal time management is being proactive about getting rid of them. Take baby steps. Identify your top two distractions and focus on conquering those for two weeks.

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Multiple project management at work.

It can be even more difficult for a project manager to manage multiple projects at the same time. The manager might need to focus on one task while others are focusing on another. This can make it hard for people who are trying to work together because they’ll need to split up their attention. Here are some few tips to manage multiple projects at work:

Prioritize tasks Prioritize the higher priority work first and de-prioritize less urgent work at the same time. Do what you can to schedule tasks that need to be done as soon as possible in your calendar early so it doesn’t get taken over by less urgent work. The project manager must know which tasks will have a greater impact on the organization and prioritize effectively. This will help keep your project schedule on track and reduce missed deadlines. It’s a good practice to re prioritize work in light of a new project or other project schedules.

Adjust your plan through regular reviews It does not make sense to stick with the original plan no matter what. Being flexible is an extremely important attribute that an effective leader must-have. When you manage multiple projects, there are several unknown variables that can sometimes change your entire outlook. The smart thing to do is to hold regular review sessions where you update the original plan in order to successfully complete all your projects

Stay focused While you balance multiple projects at once, you are bound to give less attention to the task you are currently occupied with. In order to become an effective project manager, you must stay focused on the task at hand. One way of achieving this is to assign a specific time to each project according to their priority. Through this way, you can ensure that your attention remains undivided.

Assign tasks to a single owner If you’re the only person who should be working on one task, assign it to yourself. This helps you stay on the same page with the rest of your team and helps clarify priorities and workload. If there is work that needs to be completed by different people on your team, make sure you have a project management system in place so there isn’t any confusion.

Know when to delegate A good leader knows when to take charge and when to trust her team members. You must have a relationship of trust with your team and delegate tasks and assign them when you have too much on your plate.

Keep it simple and easy enough for your entire team to make sure that everyone is clear about the status of a task as it moves through your team’s workflow, consider defining and broadcasting your custom workflow with each step mapped out for the team to understand. This will keep everything organized and help ensure that all tasks are completed in a timely manner! Prioritize, assign and update status to get work done.

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Rostwa day.

Rostwa Engineers Limited was founded 12 years ago on 27.04.2019, its been a long journey but still long way to go. For this year it was celebrated on 01.05.2021(Labour day) in order to celebrate the new head office blessing(grand opening) and 12th year anniversary.

It was a function graced with Prayers and few speeches from Directors,Administrators and lastly guest of Honor(Hon. Makmot Edward Otto) we still continue to thank all our guests who honored the invitation.

We still continue to thank our Partners,Clients and staff for all the efforts in making Rostwa Engineers Limited a better company.we will continue to follow our values and fulfill the needs of our Clients as our motto goes EXCELLENT NEVER IS ENOUGH.

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Tips on financial management.

Have you ever wondered why you have no financial growth no matter how you try? There are some simple things you can do right now to improve your money situation.  If you stick to these five tips, your financial problems may start to diminish, and you can start reaping the rewards of lower debt, and saving for the future.

Flesh out Your Plan Your budget is key to success. It is the tool that will give you the most control of your financial future. Your budget is the key to achieving the rest of your plan. A financial plan is essential in helping you reach your financial goals. The plan should have multiple steps or milestones. A sample plan might include creating a monthly budget and spending plan, then getting out of debt.

Rostwa Engineers staff having A corporate social responsibility at St.Moses in Jinja(2018)

Make and Stick to a Budget A budget will also help you decide how to spend your money over the coming months and years. Without the plan, you might spend cash on things that seem important now, but don’t offer much in terms of enhancing your future. Many people get caught in this situation and get down on themselves for not reaching the financial milestones they want for their family and their own life.

Detail Your Financial Goals Take some time to write specific, long-term financial goals. All of these goals will affect how you plan your finances. For example, your goal to retire early is dependent on how well you save your money now Once you have written down your financial goals, prioritize them. This organizational process ensures that you are paying the most attention to the ones that are of the highest importance to you.

Pay off Debt Debt is a huge obstacle for many when it comes to reaching financial goals. That’s why you should make eliminating it a priority. Set up a plan to eliminate debts to help you pay it off more quickly. For example, while making minimum payments on all of your debt accounts, pay any extra money towards one debt at a time. After paying off one debt account, move all the money you were paying on the first debt to the next debt and continue from there, creating a debt-pay down .

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Advice Once you have grown your savings and need to begin investing to increase your wealth, speak to a financial planner/advisor to help make wise investment decisions. A good adviser will share the risks involved in each investment and help you find products that match your comfort level and investing return needs while helping you work toward your goals as quickly as possible. A financial planner can also help you with your budget.

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A staff at Lyantonde site in western Uganda(2019)

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Team building for employees in a company

Every organization needs to make employees feel like they are important members of the team, and not just another body. You can do that by encouraging your staff to participate in a team building because it has impacts  that builds the company. Here are some reasons why team building is important for the workplace.

Reveals Hidden Skills Many employees sometimes feel they’re not given an opportunity to show everything they’re capable of doing. But in a more relaxed environment, they might lose some of those inhibitions and reveal some of their hidden skills. Plus, you will learn more about who they are as individuals.

Boosts Team Work As simple as a team building event might be, it gives employees a chance to work as a team. So, when the time to actually work as a team comes, they’ll know what to do and what is expected of them. While many of your employees know how to work independently and take direction from their supervisors, some of them might find it more challenging collaborating with their colleagues.

Improves Communication Employees might feel comfortable communication with people around them at work or with their direct supervisors. The question is, are they comfortable communicating with employees who work in different departments or with people who work on the other side of the office? Team building helps bridge this gap and gives employees the tools to be able to better communicate with one another this gives them security that they don’t have to face challenges alone.

Builds Trust Employers  might be surprised by the lack of trust among employees in the workplace but by allowing team building practices in your company, you will give your employees the change to build trust with their colleagues. When employees feel more trusting, they’re more likely to bounce ideas off each other and this could potentially increase productivity.

Better Conflict Resolution Conflict resolution is a big part of any job. However, how employees’ approach and handle conflict can be significantly improved if team building is in place. This is true for conflict resolution. When they feel like they can trust and communicate with their peers, they’ll be able to solve conflicts in a more efficient way.

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