Sticky Notes: Too Much “Take 5”

Coaching on time management can be a game-changer for employees.

What can you do about employees who take too many breaks and waste time at work?

Talk about it in no uncertain terms: Reiterate that when they are at work, they are expected to be focused on getting work done well at a reasonable pace all day long. Clearly, breaks are allowed, but they should remain within the allotted time. Help people identify their time wasters and eliminate them.

Most employees have more to do at work than they can fit into their schedules and more they’d like to do in their limited free time. Coaching on time management could be a game-changer.

Bruce Tulgan
Bruce Tulgan is a best-selling author and CEO of RainmakerThinking, the management research, consulting, and training firm he founded in 1993. All of his work is based on 27 years of intensive workplace interviews and has been featured in thousands of news stories around the world. His newest book, “The Art of Being Indispensable at Work: Win Influence, Beat Overcommitment, and Get the Right Things Done” ( Harvard Business Review Press) is available for purchase from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and all major booksellers. Follow Tulgan on Twitter @BruceTulgan or visit his Website at: