Time management: Avoid frustration when planning you day – with the 60/20/20 rule
What is the rule for time planning? How much time can I plan for the next day?
For planning your day on the prior day, the 60/20/20 rule applies:
- A maximum of 60% of your time can be planned
- 20% is allotted for unpredictable things
- 20% you will need for social activities in the broader sense such as networking, courtesy, informal colleague contact
60% is the maximum value. For example, in strongly customer-driven activities it can also be lower. However, at least 15 to 20% of the time used for any activity can be planned in any working environment.