Tag: Time Management

9 Important Elements to Include in Your Employee Handbook

  1. Introduction to company & values
  2. Code of conduct
  3. Equal employment and nondiscrimination policy
  4. Computers and technology policy
  5. Compensation and benefits policy
  6. New hire and separation policy
  7. Leave policy
  8. Non-disclosure Agreement and Confidentiality policy
  9. Signature page

If you would like help creating or revising your employee handbook reach out to us at KLAS Solutions.

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Welcome Nancy McNutt to KLAS Solutions!

Nancy McNutt
Sr. Analytical Coach and Speaker

Nancy’s extensive experience over the last 40 years in Unknownthe dental industry include team leader, management, treatment coordinator, recare facilitator, collections expert, marketing coordinator, lecturer, team trainer, analyzing the systems of a practice and as a buyers advocate. She offers workshops for your business team and managers.

With a strong focus on an administrative skillset combined with an NCCP Level II coaching certification she is a valuable resource for her clients.

Coupled with her extensive knowledge and experience, Nancy has written numerous articles, co-authored a book published in 2006 and continues to lecture across North America (USA & Canada) Bahamas and Bermuda. Once you ‘experience’ her presentations, you will understand her passion for dentistry.

As a strategic analytical coach, Nancy provides on-site comprehensive practice assessments by methodically uncovering areas of enhancement allowing her clients to maximize their potential in achieving their desired goals.

Nancy brings a spirit of optimism, energy and her enthusiasm for dentistry. Nancy is naturally motivated to be at her very best. This is evident by her drive and commitment to the clients she has the pleasure of working with. Since 1977 she has worked through the ever changing face of dentistry and is confident in her ability to uncover your practice potential. Speaking is her true passion which is evident at her presentations.!!

How Do You MANAGE TIME?

Find the time for all the things you want and need to get accomplished.

Time management is defined as a way to find the time for all the things you want and need to get accomplished. It helps you decide which things will get done now and which tasks can wait. Learning how to manage your time, activities, and commitments is prioritization; making the habit to focus on the most relevant and important things first.

A common time management trap many people fall into is getting to the end of the day and not knowing where the time went. They overestimate the amount of time they have available OR underestimate the amount of time each activity takes to complete and become overcommitted.

An effective way to organize the to-do list of many things that must be accomplished in a day is to analyze our tasks, map out a plan to complete projects with timeframes and, then, analyze what are the URGENT activities or tasks that demand immediate attention today and are related to deadlines in the moment.

IMPORTANT activities or tasks are specifically related to your job functions and acting on them directly, at the right time, contributes to the effectiveness and success of the team, as well as to your own professional goals and accomplishments.

Once the task, project or commitment has been defined, it is then placed into one of the Urgent/important categories as a guide to the sequence of how to allocate your energy and time.

1. Urgent and Important –Our #1 priorities and have a high price to pay if not done. They include key projects with tight deadlines, patients with serious concerns, pressing financial deadlines, a major unresolved conflict with a co-worker, last minute crises, and medical emergencies. Do these FIRST.

2. Important but Not Urgent- Usually the greatest amount of your time is usually spent on these: daily tasks & activities, routine interaction with clients, day-to-day relationships, revising team meeting agenda, taking a course, new marketing approaches, work planning, organization & meetings, health, exercise, recreation. Do these SECOND…

3. Urgent but Not Important– Little or no contribution to company/ your goals. May not be the best use of your time. No serious damage or fallout from missed deadline. Low value interruptions. Other examples include: “pressing” matters unrelated to your work, or of low value to team, deadlines for popular but non-strategic activities, non-essential activities & events. (mail, reports, meetings, calls).

4. Not Important, Not Urgent– Few, if any, benefits from doing these. Reduce, eliminate or do enjoyable ones outside of work time: trivia, meetings unrelated to your work, busywork & time-wasting activities, enjoyable, unproductive activities, reading junk mail, etc.

The discipline of prioritizing tasks and activities helps you to decide which are most important to you without procrastination and putting things off until the last minute or missing deadlines because you’ve over-committed.