We are all being asked to achieve higher levels of performance under increasing time pressures. Do you want to reduce time wasted and manage yourself better? Discover how to balance your time at work which in turn will make an impact on retaining quality time for 'you' outside work.

Run as it features here, or run in-house where the content can be tailored to suit your organisational needs; cost effective if a number of people require training.

Who is it for

This course designed for line managers who are responsible for their own work and the effective performance of others. It is also for specialist staff who have choices to make in carrying out their tasks.

Benefits

By the end of the Time and Self Management course you will be able to:

  • analyse your current use of time
  • recognise Key Accountabilities and High Value Adding Tasks and Activities
  • recognise timestealers and Low Value Adding Tasks and Activities
  • schedule planning time regularly to retain flexibility to changing circumstances
  • manage interruptions and other timestealers more effectively
  • recognise the early warning signs of increasing stress levels and how to improve their Work -Life Balance
  • develop an effective system to help manage your time
  • recognise and overcome resistance to change.

Programme

Learning Methods

A flexible and participative course designed to help participants. The learning methods used include pre-course work, with a combination of formal input, group discussions and practical exercises based on time management issues. The emphasis will be on providing as much practical work as possible so participants can see how they are using their time and consider ways of improving their effectiveness. 

Programme

Introduction and objectives

  • course objectives and overview
  • participants' individual wants and needs

The challenges of managing my time

  • understanding where my time currently goes
  • analysing my current time usage
  • recognising 4 major time stealers which destroy productivity
  • another common mistake - why am I so reactive?

A perfect day

  • no surprises - thinking ahead
  • planning my priority tasks - and making time for them
  • dealing with e-mails, instant messaging, meetings and other distractions
  • getting back into the zone
  • times to chill and re-charge my batteries
  • switch off - leaving work behind

What needs to change?

  • so, what's stopping me?
  • my habits, my choices - good and bad
  • my energy, at work and at home
  • 'but it's the way we've always done it!'
  • who'll help me, who'll hinder - negotiating the changes with others

Action planning

  • organising your day, your week, your month around your priorities

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