Effective Time Management

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WHO WILL BENEFIT?

This workshop is aimed at those who find they are not managing their time as effectively as they know they should be.

COURSE TYPE

1-day workshop

Regional or in-company

LEARNING STYLE

Syndicate groups, brain storming, individual exercises and interactive discussions

WHAT DO YOU GET?

Course completion certificate

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS COURSE, PLEASE CALL OR REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

01952 462300

WHATS IS ALL ABOUT

This workshop is aimed at those who find they are not managing their time as effectively as they know they should be. “I just didn’t have enough time to…” is a very overused phrase in business today. Companies are looking for employees who can agree to an objective and then deliver quality results within the agreed timescales, be that a daily objective or a six-month business forecast. However, people and circumstances often result in objectives being agreed with little thought as to whether it is achievable or even worthwhile!

The module works with delegates firstly assessing how they manage their own time on a weekly basis. By creating a time matrix, delegates will be able to note what tasks they personally need to achieve and what tasks need to be delegated / binned. Often tasks are agreed due to the fear of upsetting the other person – the module helps attendees to say “no” to a task without causing offence or feeling guilty.

Finally, the module looks at the results of on-going ineffective time management and asks delegates to break old habits to adapt a more focused approach which will benefit everyone – at work and at home!

WHAT WILL BE COVERED IN THIS MODULE?

  • Why do we need to manage our time effectively?

  • What are the results of ineffective time management?

  • Choice – how we decide what we do/don’t want to do and the effect our decision has on others

  • Look at how effectively time is managed by an individual in a working week

  • How to deal with interruptions and delegate without guilt

  • Breaking old habits and introducing daily objectives

  • The link between poor time management and stress

  • The art of managing the boss what are the results of agreeing to un-achievable timescales

  • Saving time at meetings

WHAT WILL THE DELEGATE BE ABLE TO DO ON COMPLETION

  • Set daily and weekly objectives taking control of the working week

  • Delegate effectively with clear objectives and timescales

  • Cut down on interruptions without upsetting the interrupter

  • Improve communication with line manager to ensure objectives are achievable within the timescales agreed

  • Conduct more effective meetings

  • Cut out the ‘professional time wasters’ that bring no value to your role

  • Create time for forward planning not spending the majority of time in the day to day detail

Emma Coles