To manage means to control. It comes from the Latin word manus: a hand. Mary Parker Follet defines management as "the art of getting things done through people". Management refers to productive employment of deficient means. Time being a scarce resource needs to be used efficiently. However, major hindrances or obstacles to fruitful time management are as follows: Attitude problem most people waste their time and that of others. Lack of planning some people want to attain too many things in too short a time. Reckless decisions many people try to spend more time on trivial matters and spend very little time on vital jobs. Uncontrolled events most people are unsystematic and disorganized and waste lot of time on searching, telephone and meetings with drop-in-visitors. Lethargic approach many people don't know how to use time wisely; they waste time by sleeping, gossiping or doing improvident activities. Postponed action procrastination is often a common problem with many people because they put off things which they should do now. Absence of delegation many people don't delegate nor assess what they can do. Stretching beyond limit yields negative or adverse results.