Peripherals, software, hardware and networks. We’re getting more and more of it. Never before have IT professionals been so important to the economy as they are today. Of course, this puts a lot of pressure on the shoulders of IT professionals. Many IT specialists ultimately opt for a time management training course, simply because it is no longer possible to keep up. What issues should be resolved with this course? That’s several points. Below you will find the 5 time management obstacles that IT professionals face.

  1. Too much work stress and time pressure

Companies today depend on modern technologies, and there are more and more of them. This means that more and more is expected of IT professionals and that they often have to deal with a greater or lesser degree of work stress and a higher than average time pressure on a daily basis.

  1. Overflowing mailbox

IT professionals are active in the sector that is currently developing the most. For IT staff, this often means that they have an overflowing mailbox. This is filled with information stimuli and many IT specialists have difficulty in (timely) processing of all information sent. Research shows that many IT people regularly tick e-mails back as unread, which indicates procrastination.

  1. Poor work-life balance

It is important to maintain a good work-life balance. This applies not only to IT professionals, but to everyone. A bad work-life balance is commonplace for many IT professionals. After all, the work is everywhere, especially now that we increasingly work in the cloud. An unhealthy work-life balance causes stress, sleep problems, physical and mental complaints. Many IT professionals want to improve a bad work-life balance, but don’t know where to start.

  1. Forgot appointments

IT specialists are known for the fact that they get stuck in something and cannot let go until it is solved. Sometimes they are faced with considerable riddles, for example in the event of problems within the infrastructure. Precisely because they lose themselves completely in their mission, they often forget agreements, with all the consequences that entails.

  1. Too many interruptions

Is there a disturbance in the infrastructure? Then, in the most annoying case, it can shut down entire business processes. The IT staff must therefore drop all daily tasks in order to solve the disruption. Such interruptions not only take up a lot of time, but are also detrimental to the focus and productivity of IT professionals.

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