As a higher education administrator, leveraging innovative technology and resources is essential to productivity and time management.

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Leveraging innovative technology and resources is essential to productivity and time management

Relying on outdated methods of communication only exacerbates the issue. Instead, use tools that allow you to provide meeting availability in real-time, right in the email invite itself. Likewise, email that floods your inbox can keep you from being able to focus. One great workaround for this is to “pause your inbox.” Doing this will give you reprieve from notifications so you can really get things done.

Schedule meetings with ease

In an increasingly automated, hybrid work environment, the old way of meeting scheduling with the back-and-forth emails or using a scheduling link simply aren’t great. The former clogs your inbox and the latter makes the person you’re inviting break out of their workflow. They have to switch tabs, find a time, and then fill out their information. Instead, look for tools that make it easier for you and the person you’re inviting. You’ll not only be able to lock in a time to meet quicker but it’ll keep your inbox from being clogged with back and forth emails.

Even though you are now starting to utilize technology to your advantage, prioritize tech that keeps interactions as personal as possible. Increasing scheduling efficiency doesn’t mean automating every interaction. These tools and features are available to enhance interactions rather than replace them to ensure you’re maintaining a personal touch when communicating with numerous stakeholders.

Leverage tech tools for success

Every part of the school system relies on higher education administrators. In order to effectively manage others’ schedules, place an emphasis on prioritizing your own time and tasks. Leveraging innovative technology and resources is essential to productivity and time management. By being proactive, utilizing your calendar, and owning your inbox, your workday will become structured, efficient and most importantly, enjoyable.

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