Time management is a supervisor's most valuable tool. If you feel bogged down by insurmountable projects, endless paperwork, and constant interruptions, then your time schedule is not working effectively. This training is designed to teach managers how to evaluate, reorganize, and better manage their time.
In this training program, participants learn how to manage time-consuming activities such as writing letters and memoranda dealing with interruptions, making phonecalls, and reading professional printed matter. To structure your time advantageously, you will learn how to develop To-Do lists that really work, set realistic priorities, delegate tasks and turn daily dead time into productive activity. This program will outline a method for mastering the "let's have a meeting" syndrome as well as delineate ways to increase personal effectiveness. You will learn techniques for overcoming procrastination, discouraging interruptions, managing multiple tasks, and organizing your day to accomplish your primary goals.
Upon completion of this program you will know how to devise time plans that should save you over 100 hours a year and countless hours for your support staff and your boss. Professionally, you will know how to emphasize long-term goals, determine priorities and tackle unpleasant tasks, while personally you will find more time for leisure in your life.
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"I really appreciated guidance on time management as it is one of my biggest problems. In addition, the resource materials offered are well worth the cost of the program."
Adams Carroll, Senior Manager Sales Daniel & O'Keefe
"I learned to understand the importance of prioritizing tasks and identifying the most efficient time for different tasks. It is understandable why Mr. Schwartz is a time management expert."
Stan Pensak, Software Engineer Intec Controls Corporation
"A great refresher of time management, problem solving, and other management tools. This course created a new path of thinking for me. Most everything this course covered can be applied immediately, professionally, and personally."
Darlene Dery, Materials Coordinator ESA, Inc.
1) Anticipate crunch time so it does not become CRISIS. Leave 30 minutes each day unscheduled. The best laid plans can often get disrupted by someone else's overwhelming A priority, or the car breaking down. Allow flexibility in scheduling, so all will not be lost. 2) Protect your private time. Having and holding onto time for yourself is as important as being work oriented, if not more so. If people fail to take time out for friends, family and play, their health, mental effectiveness and alertness will inevitably suffer. 3) Ask for cooperation. Schedule large tasks that involve others. Never expect to be able to accomplish multifaceted or multiperson tasks on time without the cooperation of all parties involved.
Just as we recognize that time spent training an employee pays off in greater productivity, we must recognize the need to train ourselves. Everyone has a favorite time of day, the time when you feel most alert and energized. Recognize that time, and earmark it for your most important or difficult tasks. If you hit your stride after lunch, don't waste the morning hours while you inhale coffee trying to write that sensitive report. Do tasks that need to be done, but require less concentration. And make sure that your secretary or assistant knows that you are not to be disturbed during your chosen time - you lose not only the time the interruption takes, but the additional time necessary to get back on track, stop being irritated over the interruption, and refocus on the task at hand.
Time is a personal thing. What might seem like a waste of time for you may be highly productive for someone else. Think about day-dreaming, for instance. One person may be doing crucial planning as he stares off into space, while another may have absolutely nothing on his mind. To become more effective and productive, managers must thoroughly examine and consider their lack of time. If training or personal change is based on the results of such examination, productivity within an organization or department will increase significantly, and stress will decrease.