Swamped? Here’s how to free up time in your day

Bogged down in approvals and other time-consuming tasks? Learn how to save yourself precious minutes—and even hours.

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Nobody has time to waste. Everybody’s looking for ways to streamline their schedules.

Yet despite their best efforts, most internal communicators are swamped, a survey shows.

Take a pause, and breathe deeply. You can reassert control of your day—and help others in your organization do the same—with the help of a free guide from Ragan Communications and Newsweaver.

The guide is inspired by a Ragan/Newsweaver survey, “Internal Communications Today,” which shows that internal communicators are swamped and lack time for measurement and other priorities.

Meetings are a major time-waster in many organizations. The answer is more and better preplanning, says Bill Corbett Jr., president of Corbett Public Relations.

Leaders should structure meetings appropriately, and not every gathering has to take an hour, he says. If there’s no agenda and no goal, then there’s no reason for a meeting.

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