How using a buffer in your schedule helps you stay on time

“I’m sorry for being late. I missed the train.”
I’m here in Zurich, Switzerland, at the Zurich Main Train Station, and it reminded me of an important part of my time management system. When you travel, it’s common to add a little buffer time so that you don’t miss the train or plane. After all, they won’t wait for you if you’re running behind.
Well, the same thing goes for your daily schedule in the office. When you include a little buffer space between events, you’ll have time to deal with unexpected interruptions or delays. The result is not being late to meetings or missing a deadline for a project. Your team will thank you for it, and you’ll feel less stressed and anxious. That’s a real win-win for everyone!
How do you stay on schedule? I’d love to hear your tips!

I talk about more ways to stay on schedule in my course, Time Management Fundamentals, on LinkedIn Learning. You can find it at