Time Management

One Day • Instructor-led

Time is money, the saying goes, and lots of it gets lost in disorganization and disruption. We also deal with a constant barrage of technology, people, and tasks that can contribute to that disorganization. Many people find that they flit from one task to another, trying to get everything done, but often falling short.

In this one-day class, you will learn how to make the most of your time by getting a grip on your workflow and office space, using your planner effectively, and delegating some of your work to other people.

Specific learning objectives include:

  • Better organizing yourself and your workspace for peak efficiency.
  • Understanding the importance of, and the most useful techniques for, setting and achieving goals.
  • How to plan and schedule your time efficiently.
  • Learning what to delegate and how to delegate well.
  • Taking control of things that can derail your workplace productivity.
  • Learning how to manage your workload.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: What Is Time Management?

  • Why Time Management Is Important

Lesson 2: Setting Goals

  • Goals and Targets
  • Setting SMART Goals
  • Your Own SMART Goals

Lesson 3: Planning Tips and Tricks

  • Planning Tools
  • Case Study
  • Case Study Questions

Lesson 4: Setting Priorities

  • Prioritizing Your Tasks
  • Your To-Do List
  • Managing Interruptions and Distractions
  • Tips for Controlling Disruptions

Lesson 5: Making Decisions

  • Eight Ingredients for Good Decision Making
  • Weighing the Pros and Cons

Lesson 6: Delegating

  • Assigning Tasks
  • Guidelines for Success
  • Case Study: What Should Sheila Do?

Lesson 7: Scheduling

  • Organize Your Time
  • Creating a Schedule

Lesson 8: Putting an End to Procrastination

  • Eating the Frog

Lesson 9: Creating Order

  • Decluttering
  • Making Connections
  • Organizing Your Work Area and Your Paperwork
  • Guidelines for Keeping a Piece of Paper

Lesson 10: Organizing Your Files

  • Sorting Based on File Type
  • File Categories
  • Electronic Files
  • The Batching Technique

Lesson 11: Managing Your Workload

  • Managing Email
  • Case Study: Mary Marvelous
  • Workload Analysis
  • Personal Action Plan

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