Time Management

Course Code: PERSEFF

Duration: 1 Day

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Course Aims:

Make time for success.

The ability to manage time is an essential skill for effective people. Those who use these techniques routinely are the highest achievers in all walks of life, from business to sport to public service.

Course Pre-requisites:

This programme is for you if you seem to spend your days stressed, disorganised or frustrated at the “lack” of time you encounter. Intensive and time-efficient, this programme will give you practical and applicable tools and skills to help you be more organised, focused and productive in the workplace. Whilst not being able to “make” more time, you will be shown how to use the time available efficiently. If you use these skills well, you will be able to function effectively, even under intense pressure.

Course Objectives:

On completion of this course delegates will be able to:
▪ Understand clearly the principles of good time management and how it impacts on work performance
▪ Plan, organise and prioritise work more efficiently
▪ ‘Work smarter’ within time available
▪ Demonstrate confidence to deal with unrealistic external demands on time
▪ Utilise proven methods of reducing stress and pressure, hence improving performance

Course Content:

Introduction and Objectives

Time Management and its Relationship to Work Performance
▪ Why our relationship with time is so critical
▪ Understanding time and uncovering the ‘great time management myth’
▪ Time – the great leveller

The Time Management ‘Toolbox’

▪ Establishing approaches for a more efficient, stress free environment
▪ Practical, organisational and interpersonal tools

What Stops Us
▪ Identifying and dealing with the classic ‘time stealers’
▪ The importance of boundaries and discipline
▪ Recognising a disorganised mind

▪ Urgent or important? – the distinctions
▪ The urgent/important matrix
▪ The vital importance of prioritising and categorising tasks effectively and in keeping with job role

▪ Setting clear objectives
▪ Scheduling tasks and the funnelling down approach
▪ Time mapping
▪ Use of diaries and prompts

Interpersonal Aspects
▪ Assertiveness and interpersonal skills
▪ Dealing appropriately with interruptions
▪ Respecting boundaries and saying ‘no’ constructively

Reducing Unnecessary Stress

▪ ‘Enough is enough’ – knowing when to switch off
▪ Achieving optimum work/ life balance
▪ The investment value of down time and thinking time
▪ Stress reduction and relaxation techniques

Action planning

Review of Programme