How to Make an Employee Planner
Naz Beheshti stated in her Forbes article that healthy and engaged employees are the secret to a successful business. These employees tend to exhibit higher rates of satisfaction in their work. Beheshti’s list of related statistics about employee engagement also mentions 61% percent of those who are burnt out in their jobs. This is the reason why 87% of employees expect their workers to balance their work and personal lives. Employees can do this by organizing or managing their time through a planner. Check out the guide and tips below to ensure that your planner is effective and reliable.
1. Organize your Calendar
Mark dates that contain events that you need to remember on a calendar. From personal and work-related matters to events involving other aspects of your work, take note of them. However, you don’t have to go all out in taking note of these things, save the specific details for later. For now, simply write the name of the event on the calendar. This will be sufficient to keep you reminded of a certain day or task. After organizing your calendar, make it a habit to check on it regularly so that your efforts in writing reminders won't be put to waste.
2. Organize your Schedule
Once you have your events marked on the calendar, it’s time to utilize a journal to write detailed notes about them. As you go over your calendar, ask yourself why these matters are important that you need a reminder for them. The answer to this question will help you in setting your schedule. Does this matter entail a job responsibility for you? If it does, write down the time and the role assigned to you. A schedule is made available to help you manage your time. If you can estimate how long you can finish a certain task, write it down as well.
3. Categorize Tasks
Label your tasks from the most to least important, and set aside a separate page for this in your planner. This will also help better your schedule because you will know which tasks require the most attention and need to be done first. Examine the tasks that you have listed in the schedule. If you were to make your work schedule, how would you arrange your tasks to make the day productive? Identify the importance of each task and arrange them in a progressive order.
4. Compile the Planner
Assemble everything on the planner—your schedule, calendar, notes, and list of tasks. Although you're allowed to arrange them in any way you want, it is best to be dynamic and start with the calendar followed by the tasks, schedule, and notes. This way, you won’t have to look back and forth when scanning your planner. And since this is a personal employee planner, you're allowed to design it according to your preferences. You may want to end up with a simple planner or a creative one, what matters is that it's easy to understand and it's capable of encouraging compliance from you.