Background and purpose
We constantly hear people saying that there aren’t enough hours in the day. Unfortunately, we can’t make more time however we can use our time more effectively. Effective time managers manage their time well through doing those things that matter – that deliver results; they prioritise and plan their activities. The aim of this workshop is to enable participants explore how they too can manage their time better and thus improve their effectiveness – deliver the results that matter.
By the end of this programme you will
• Know how to develop more effective work practices and habits
• List ways to make better use of your time
• Identified time wasters and developed techniques to reduce or eliminate them
• Have prepared a personal action plan to develop the skills required and implement steps to manage your time.
The programme will be highly participative and include discussions and exercises to address the objectives. The participants will be encouraged to interact and discuss the relevant areas to ensure that knowledge and skills are developed.
• The benefits of time management. Your goal: what could you do with an extra hour per day? The participants will develop drivers for changing current habits and creating new ones
• Your time management challenges. Explore the challenges from current working situation, remotely, office, hybrid working. This will set the scene to explore application of approaches to work situation.
• Effective Time Management Strategies. Explore the strategies to increase your time management and productivity. The strategies are linked to S. Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Content typically covers:Planning; prioritising; scheduling day/week taking into account unplanned and unexpected activities based; planning/scheduling activities based on home or office or remote working; focusing on your priorities, saying no assertively; understanding procrastination
and how to address it.
• Writing to-do-lists effectively. Many people write to-do-lists however end up being governed by them, many others have given up writing them. This section will explore how to write to-do-lists so that you control them rather than they control you and link back to prioritisation and scheduling. How to plan for the month, week and days to enable better prioritisation and task closure.
• Common time-wasting activities and steps to reduce or eliminate them. The discussions here will draw on insights from the earlier part of the day as well as sharing approaches that other participants use
• Throughout the day the participants will explore how they can use the techniques and approaches to manage their work and time more effectively, the barriers they will face, how to overcome them and measure their progress to help achieve their goal.
• Development of personal action plan.