The aim of this workshop is to enable participants to explore how they too can manage their time better and thus improve their effectiveness and deliver the results that matter.
We constantly hear people saying that there aren’t enough hours in the day; they’ll do something when they get round to it or find the time! Unfortunately, we can’t make more time however we can use our time more effectively. Effective time managers manage their time well through doing those things that matter – that deliver results; they prioritise and plan their activities. The aim of this workshop is to enable participants to explore how they too can manage their time better and thus improve their effectiveness – deliver the results that matter.
By the end of this programme you will:
- Know how to develop more effective work practices and habits
- List ways to make better use of your time
- Identified time wasters and developed techniques to reduce or eliminate them
- Have prepared a personal action plan to develop the skills required and implement steps to manage your time
The programme will be highly participative and include discussions and exercises to address the objectives. The participants will be encouraged to interact and discuss the relevant areas to ensure that knowledge and skills are developed.
- The benefits of time management. Your goal: what could you do with an extra hour per day? The participants will develop drivers for changing current habits and creating new ones.
- The skills and practices of good time managers. The participants identify people who from their experience are good time managers and explore what it is that they do and how they do it. The insights they get from this will be used to support the content of the programme and create the inner desire to develop and model similar behaviours.
- Effective Time Management Behaviours. This section moves on from the previous section to explore the behaviours and habits identified and determine the importance of them and how to challenge their current behaviours to develop them.
- How to identify goals and prioritise them; how to create manageable objectives and tasks; scheduling day/week taking into account unplanned and unexpected activities; analysing time to understand current use and identify where time is wasted; determining ways to minimise or eliminate time wasters; understanding procrastination and how to address it.
- Writing to-do-lists effectively. Many people write to-do-lists however end up being governed by them, many others have given up writing them. This section will explore how to write to-do-lists so that you control them rather than they control you and link back to prioritisation and scheduling. How to plan for the month, week and days to enable better prioritisation and task closure.
- Delegation and its role in time management. This section will explore the importance of delegation and how to use effectively whether the delegator or delegate.