Time Management Training
Our time is limited capital. So investing it in Time Management Training is valuable. The benefits of learning how to manage your time are endless, and will, in fact, save you time in the long-term. If not managing our time well equates to wasting it, it’s imperative to learn how to maximise it.
We all have 24 hours in a day. However, some seem to accomplish so much more with their time than others. People who have good time management skills tend to have more rewarding careers and have greater chances of achieving personal and professional goals. Why? Because good time management allows us to be more productive and efficient. People who are “on top of things” also tend to feel a lot less stressed than those who let things “fall behind”.
Efficient time management benefits:
Greater productivity and efficiency
A better professional reputation
Increased opportunities for advancement
Greater opportunities to achieve important life and career goals
Consequences of poor time management:
Inefficient work flow
Higher stress levels
Poor work quality
A second-rate professional reputation and a stalled career
How to Manage Time Effectively?
The objective of becoming a “good time manager” is to develop a set of skills, behaviors and perspectives that, when practiced regularly, will generate more time. We often get so caught-up on how busy we are, that our focus is on being tied up rather than on the actions needed to get the job done. The idea is to work smarter – be effective at work rather than busy at work.
Effective Time Management Skills
Without a plan, it’s almost impossible to accomplish a project without delays, confusion, and conflicting priorities. In order to make a plan, you need to establish a set of goals and objectives. When you have a destination, you can find the best possible route to get there. Once you know exactly what you are trying to achieve, you are able to organize the activities required to achieve it, and establish in what order you are going to do it.
Scheduling is also an essential part of time management. Creating a schedule allows you to stay on track. However, good time managers also understand that there are all sorts of factors that will affect their schedule. Here are a few points to remember when creating a reliable schedule:
- Account for emergencies
- Account for routine / daily activities
- Set realistic expectations
- Allow space for adjustment and shifting. However, if you regularly need to postpone scheduled activities to a later date, your schedule might be overloaded
Creating a schedule that supports your goals and objectives will reduce stress and contribute to your overall personal well-being.
At work, like at home, there are many different types of tasks that need to be done. An effective time manager will choose to complete the “right” tasks within the available time frame. The “right” (or priority) tasks, are the ones that are most important and have the highest value. The MATRIX system is a simple tool that can be used to manage priorities effectively.
Productivity and Efficiency at Work
Time Management is an essential part of being productive and efficient at work. Time Management allows you to keep your workload under control and your negative stress levels to a minimum.
Even the most meticulously well-thought-out plans can be obliterated by the unidentified “time wasters” around you. From a chatty colleague to an unexpected management meeting, “time wasters” can wipe-out all your good intentions, leaving you demoralized and behind-schedule.
Learning to Deal with Interruptions
Some job descriptions include dealing with interruptions more than others. Answering the phone or welcoming an unexpected client are examples of necessary interruptions that might take-up a lot of your time at work. However, learning how to insert such unanticipated tasks into your daily schedule is a good way to deal with the stress of having to put your other tasks on hold. Also, not all interruptions are necessary. Could you delegate a certain unexpected task? Could you allocate a “no-phone” block in your schedule? Time management is about making constant and conscious choices about how you will spend your time according to your priorities and pre-established goals. If you keep this in mind, managing your time will be a much easier task.
Time Management Courses
TR201 Time Management and Priorities: Gain an Extra Hour per Day
If you feel that the weight of your workload and lack of time are crushing you, Impact-Pro’s time management training gives you the techniques you need to change your behaviour to help you develop new productivity habits: prioritize, delegate, and consciously control your workload.
This training provides the tools necessary for time management optimization. Participants will be sensitised on the importance of setting measurable, attainable goals. Participants will also develop an awareness of their own personal behaviours, and discover the ways in which they can improve their productivity at work. In this course we will also examine how to recognise and eliminate “time-wasters”, as well as how to make conscious choices about delegating and prioritizing tasks.
- Awareness of productivity behaviours and barriers
- Adopt proactive people practices
- Proper use of time management tools and priorities
- The S.M.A.R.T.A. approach to set and reach your objectives
At the end of this training participants will be able to recognize the symptoms and causes of time-management problems, implement appropriate solutions, be more efficient and productive, and make a tangible contribution to their organization.
Impact of the Training
- Know how to prioritize high-return activities and eliminate time-wasters
- Learn when and how to delegate tasks
- Understand the reasons for procrastination
- Redefine the concept of fun at work
- Know your productive periods, according to biological rhythms
- Anticipate and plan realistically achievable activities
- Choose priorities and mobilize resources effectively
* Personalized follow-up coaching is available to strengthen the implementation of new habits.
Contact us today to learn more about this training.