Podcast Episode #249
Time wasting can be a problem regardless of what line of work you’re in. Today we examine time drainers and how they can lessen your ministry effectiveness.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Don’t take people away from their main task by filling up their schedules with meetings.
- Check your bylaws to see if you really are required to have certain meetings or are just having them out of habit.
- Deal with inquiries immediately instead of scheduling time for meetings later in the week.
- When you’re glad you have something to distract you, that’s a sign of a bad meeting.
- Meetings need definite end times to be the most efficient.
- You don’t have to answer every phone call at the time it comes in.
- To save yourself from distraction, turn off as many smartphone notifications as possible.
- A productive assistant will make you more productive as well.
The eight time drainers we solve are:
- Regularly scheduled meetings
- Add-on meetings
- Non-productive meetings
- Telephone calls
- Social media complexity
- Old school secretaries
- Time in the car
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Resources Mentioned in Today’s Podcast
- eaHELP (affiliate link)
- Eight Time Drainers of Pastors and Staff (and Eight Solutions)