Who is this course for?
As working environments grow ever more hectic and demanding, the majority of the workforce faces increased workloads and competing priorities. Forward thinking organisations are recognising the need to manage valuable time more wisely through constructive planning and prioritising both in order to maximise the value of your output and minimise the stress that has become a daily part of working life. This course is valuable for anyone who feels they need to prioritise, respond to changing priorities, and react assertively when others place demands on their time.
Is this the right course for me?
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by how much you had to do, or felt you were allocating too much time to tasks that are nowhere near the top of your list? This course will help you take charge of your day and respond productively to changing priorities. The course teaches practical tools and includes discussion, group activities and applied exercises. Benefiting from time management principles and best practice tools and techniques, you will return to work ready to focus your energy, take control, work more effectively and improve productivity.
- Recognise the immense value of effective time management
- Have the ability to analyse and combat the factors that undo good intentions
- Have improved prioritisation skills
- Be able to use assertive techniques to manage interruptions and handle disruptions
- Have an understanding of how to delegate to others so you can finish the jobs that really matter
- Understand the golden rules for saying ‘no’
Using goals to set priorities
A, B, C planning, filing and action
‘Single handling’, ‘Do it Now’ and other tactics
- Prime Working Time
Putting key performance areas first
Preventing time wasters from becoming time stealers
Work from time log (pre course work)
Tips on how to deal with the typical problems
Breakdown of tasks, importance of progress
- Interruption Control
Telephone, meetings and staff interruptions
Click here to book your place on the Practical Time Management Skills course