Time Management Workshop

Time Management

Time ManagementTime management is more than just managing our time; it is about managing ourselves in relation to time. It is about setting priorities and taking charge. It means changing habits or activities that cause us to waste time. It means being willing to experiment with different methods and ideas to find the best way to make maximum use of time.

The skills and insights needed to create a more results-oriented approach are:

I. Understanding Our Time Management Habits

Times have changed and so should our habits. Understanding the new 'normal' of managing time, how our personality preferences affect our relationship to time, and how to get a better handle on our habits is reviewed. We will look at:

  • Personality preferences and how they influence our time and productivity patterns. How self assessment assists us in looking at our strengths and weaknesses.
  • How to address our time wasters. Each personality tendency has his/ her own unique way to waste time and this will be explored and discussed.
  • The question: Where does your time go -- using an activity exercise, each individual will explore their typical patterns.
  • The value of your time? An eye-opening exercise to demonstrate that time is money and if we put a dollar value on it, we would be more focused in the use of our time.
  • How to deal with productivity patterns and procrastination.

II. Improving Our Time Management Patterns

Change in workplace habits has created a need to change the way we do things. We will explore the impact of change on work patterns and how this change affects our productivity. Through an experiential activity on Old Way/ New Way, we see what's in our way of changing. We will cover the following:

  • How to apply the Urgent/ Important Method for dealing with multiple projects.
  • Thinking of goal setting as a life skill.
  • Using a tracking system -- Tracking your daily activities will reveal where time and productivity slipped away and helps re-prioritize work activities.
  • Small chunking activities and realistically allocating time lines.
  • How to become more assertive when dealing with difficult situations.

III. Managing our time effectively

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with time management, mastering time occurs more easily and rapidly. Through various activities, we will cover:

  • S. M. A. R. T. goals to keep us focused — creating them, refining them.
  • Setting meeting agendas, objectives, and timelines to stay focused.
  • How to recognize your productivity patterns and how to speed them up.
  • How to plan and prioritize each day's activities in a more efficient, productive manner — suggestions and tools provided.

IV. Creating an action plan

  • Putting ideas into action.

Individuals who manage time effectively improve their ability to focus on their tasks, leading to better quality and increased productivity in their work. They are more relaxed because they feel much more in control of their work activities. Because they are focusing on their priorities, people experience greater satisfaction in their jobs because they become better achievers.


Participants

This full-day program is for people from all levels of the organization who want to increase their productivity through more effective time management insights and habits.

Here is a link to an article on time management and its relationship to personality type.

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