Time is money, as the saying goes, and lots of it gets lost in disorganization and disruption. We also deal with a constant barrage of technology, people, and tasks that can contribute to that disorganization.
In this workshop, you will learn how to make the most of your time by getting a grip on your workflow and office space, planning effectively, and delegating some of your work to other people.
Specific learning objectives include:
- Learn the sub-categories of time management and recognize where you need to improve.
- Better organize yourself and your workspace for peak efficiency.
- Understand the importance of, and the most useful techniques for, setting and achieving goals.
- Identify the right things to be doing and develop plans for doing them.
- Learn what to delegate and how to delegate well.
- Recognize why you procrastinate and learn strategies to stop.
- Take control of things that can derail your workplace productivity and learn how to recover from a crisis and get back on track.
Time management is a crucial skill needed by every employee or leader in your organization. Whether you work in a cubicle, at a desk, or in upper management, this is the course to help you become better organized and to work at peak efficiency. Get a healthier grip on your workflow, learn how to delegate some of your work to other people, and take control of your day and your life.
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
Time Management Skills
The participants will take a self-awareness quiz to see where in the five sub-categories of time management they need to improve, with strategies available for improvement in all areas.
The Power of a Change
Participants will answer an assignment to identify areas where they want to change their time management approach.
Recognizing what people are doing that sucks up their time in an unproductive manner. It is important to identify and address these aspects of your day.
During this session, participants will learn how to set SMART goals to help manage their time better. You will learn the difference between reactive and proactive tasks and apply this knowledge to prioritization work and to an Urgent/Important Matrix.
This is an often over-looked step in the organization formula. It is not enough to have a “to do” list; it must be ranked as well.
Planning Tips and Tricks
This session will explore how well you plan now, different planning tools and their uses, and recognizing how the idiom “Plan to succeed” has a lot of truth in it.
Identifying and discussing the role your communication style may play in creating conflict and wasting time.
Setting Up a Routine
Participants will discuss how routines can help them manage their time.
You will learn why you don’t like to delegate as well as why people don’t like being delegated to and strategies to end these thoughts and feelings. You will also learn tips for successful delegation, which will in turn save you time. You have a team – use them.
Putting an End to Procrastination
This session will involve discussion surrounding why people procrastinate as well as give participants some ways to tackle those tasks that they have been putting off.
This session will give participants a plan to organize their work area.
Getting Back On Track
This session will discuss tips and strategies for how to recover from an interruption and return quickly to what you were doing instead of letting it derail your entire day.
That elusive work-life balance that is always talked about - do you have it? How do you get it? What are the rewards for lessening your work stress?
At the end of the day, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out a personal action plan.