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Workshop Duration

1 Day

Overview

Time is a limited resource and it is essential in organisations that the right task is done at the right time to achieve the objectives.

This course enables you to identify where the time management ‘challenges’ lie and how to ensure that everything is prioritised.  Delegates are requested to keep a 2 day time log prior to the course so that the time management techniques developed on the day can be tailored to their own particular needs.

The practicality of this course enables you to develop time management skills and organise your time to achieve the desired results.  You will learn how to handle interruptions, become more organised, get more out of meetings, handle ‘crises’, make decision and handle many other situations which steal time.

The course identifies the time wasters through looking at current time management practices.  Throughout the day many hints, tips and techniques are developed to enable better planning and use of time.  You are encouraged to develop an action plan which can be put into effect on return to the workplace.

Course Objectives

Current Time Management Practices

  • Patterns of behaviour at work which impact on time management
  • Time stealers and the common traps
  • Starting to overcome the traps

Analysing Own Work Pie Chart: Relationship to Business Objective

  • “The clock and the compass”
  • Where does my time go?
  • Where should it be directed?

Taking Charge: Time Logs and Order Planning

  • How to make an initial impact on my time management

Taking Charge: Urgency and Importance

  • Understanding the drivers
  • Who sets the agenda?
  • The customers needs
  • Analysing the optimum approach
  • The way we work
  • Prioritising and reprioritising

Techniques for Improvement: Self Action

  • Handling paperwork, technology, interruptions, diary

Techniques for Improvement: Using Others

  • Delegation, a different approach to meetings

Summary and Action Plans Agreed

Skills Gained

  • The ability to develop strategies which will overcome time management challenges
  • An ability to identify personal practical improvements
  • An ability to identify time management improvement opportunities
  • The opportunity to become a more powerful prioritiser
  • The opportunity to plan better as well as work to and adjust those plans
  • An understanding of how to delegate
  • The ability to control and participate more effectively in meetings