Procrastination: Harold Taylor defines this as “the intentional and habitual postponement of an important task that should be done now.” Procrastination directly violates the law of timing as important time-bound activities are deferred.
Indiscipline and lack of focus. This usually results in shoddy jobs, muddled work, time wasting and general disorder arising from poor conduct and insensitively to timely delivery of tasks and responsibilities.
Poor delegation. Failure to delegate assignments to subordinates will always lead to time freeze on the part of the leader. Delegation defreeze the leader’s time and helps them achieve better results. Delegation is the assignment of authority to another person with the objective of carrying out specific activities in order to increase and develop the person’s skills or knowledge.
Frequent interruptions. These usually take the form of telephone calls and unwanted/casual callers/visitors. These frequent interruptions usually infringe on the leader’s time and core assignments.
Routine unproductive meetings. Many meetings are just time-wasting exercises as outcome of such meetings hardly add value to the business process. In organizations where meetings are routine and without agenda, discussions hardly provide solutions to challenges as such meetings become a channel for spending useful hours of the day