Among the major challenges of leadership identified by VISCONTI, the lack of availability is undoubtedly the most apparent. At a time when technologies are supposed to save us more and more time, we feel that we have less and less of it.
For an executive, the lack of time is problematic. Indeed, and particularly in SMEs, most executives condition their responsibility on being present and active on all fronts. As a result, they quickly find themselves overwhelmed by the number of tasks they have to perform or control. This leads to a lack of time, which is all the more worrisome since the manager is the one who should essentially benefit from moments of reflection in order to carry out a successful and sustainable strategy.
Reallocate 20% of your time to high value-added activities
The leader’s time is therefore one of the fundamental elements of the company’s success. This is the first point to tackle in coaching at VISCONTI.
Indeed, the first phase of coaching (“Mastering”) allows the manager, through workshops and comprehensive tools, to regain control of all aspects of his company, from marketing to human resources, as well as sales and financial affairs.
During this phase, a special focus is placed on the manager himself to allow him to reallocate 20% of his time to high-value-added activities.
To do this, the manager’s habits are analyzed through a detailed questionnaire. Then, a very detailed audit of the manager’s agenda is carried out to find a balance between his daily imperatives and the good time management techniques that VISCONTI has established in 10 principles:
Integrate your personal agenda in the rhythm of your company’s business;
Agree to spend time on your agenda’s management;
Structure your annual planning schedule around the manager’s priorities;
Reflect your policy of delegation in your agenda;
Reflect your strategy in the strategic priorities of your agenda;
Control your time and anticipate the unexpected;
Get into the habit of planning your week and calibrating your priorities;
Respect your biorhythm;
Do not waste time;
Use new technologies wisely;
Effectively accompany your company’s growth.
The numerical constraint proposed by VISCONTI allows the manager to :
Set for themselves a clear goal;
Set up a detailed action plan to obtain it.
On average, out of ten managers coached, two of them reach the 20% objective, three reach 15% and five reach 10%. The leaders thus manage to reallocate a minimum of half a day of their week, and a maximum of one day.
This achievable objective of 20% allows for real improvement in the manager’s focus, who can then redirect his energy towards strategic issues, be more available and effectively support the development of his company.