Unique has launched a LinkedIn series called Friday Learnings. Each episode will delve into topics that are relevant to the sales community.
The first episode is about time management. The video discusses the abundance of tasks each SDR faces every week and how to best navigate the dreaded to-do list.
Hopefully, the below video can be some food for thought when it comes to task prioritization and the series can be a helpful conversation starter for the community.
To expand on the topic and add some value, we have compiled top 6 time management tips for sales reps to follow in their day-to-day work:
1. Create a prioritizing methodology
Learn how to prioritize the most essential tasks on your agenda and figure out a specific methodology, based on which you will build your priority list every day.
2. Streamline repeatable tasks
The market is full of state-of-the-art software that can easily automate a lot of routine processes. Take, Unique, for instance. It records and captures key moments in your client conversations and updates CRM for you. This functionality kills two birds with one stone: 1) you don’t need to take manual notes during calls, which means no need to organize your notes every day 2) no more manual CRM updates.
3. Start with the most challenging tasks
To feel accomplished from the very beginning of your day, we recommend fulfilling the most challenging and high-priority tasks first. Later, you will feel more relaxed and be able to pay attention to more pleasurable things on your agenda.
4. Improve your organizational skills
Organizational skills are a true blessing. If you’re not blessed with such a gift, you need a lot of practice. To start with, try to find a cloud-based file or task management system to help you sort out all your files, important documents, screenshots, notes, etc.
5. Limit multitasking
Multitasking is also one of the greatest skills out there. But overusing this “superpower” can result in premature burnout. Ease cognitive load for your brain, and do things one at a time.
6. Track your time
This type of self-assessment can become very valuable in your everyday work practice. Assign time limits for your tasks and try to stick to them as much as possible. Self-organization is key here.