This course explores the principles and techniques used by successful people to resolve their time management problems. It will also explore the impact of not utilising good time management systems and principles.

Learning Objectives

This workshop will enable learners to:

  • identify effective time management principles
  • set short and long term goals
  • identify and set priorities
  • analyse where time is being used at present
  • identify common time wasters and ways to control them
  • use a personal time management system
  • understand the benefits of a balanced lifestyle
  • delegate appropriate tasks in a suitable manner.

Content

Session 1: Principles of Time Management
  • overview of course structure
  • time management models and principles
  • common myths about time management
  • how people try to cope with work pressure
Session 2: Diagnosing Current Use of Time
  • goal setting – the foundation of time management
  • harmonising work and personal goals
  • auditing how time is spent in the workplace
  • top time wasters in the workplace
Session 3: Being Pro-active
  • setting priorities – important and urgent matrix
  • utilising the Pareto Principle (80/20 rule) to advantage
  • video: Time Challenged
  • case study – “Good principles yet poor outcome?’
Session 4: Time Management Systems
  • using ‘to do’ lists and diaries effectively
  • planning systems to assist scheduling
  • managing crisis in the workplace
  • controlling the interruptions
Session 5: Time Wasters & Action Planning
  • actions for specific time wasters
  • delegating tasks – how and when
  • achieving a balanced lifestyle
  • stress management – the by-product of poor time management
  • ideas for implementing new ideas and skills in the workplace

Target Audience

Managers, supervisors & team members

Duration

One day (9.00am – 5.00pm)

Maximum Participants

14