Time and Self Management
Controlling Your Work-life Balance
Know where you're going? What you want from work and life? Concerned how time slips through your fingers and another day, week, month, year goes by without achieving all you wanted?
Looking for a change but not sure what you want or how your skill set can get you there? Simply want to be the very best you can be in your current role?
Our basic philosophy is this:
- There is no one "right" answer - people have to find what works for them, rather than be shoehorned into an unnatural way of working
- Conversely, everyone needs to start by finding out how they work now - habits, likes, dislikes and so on - before they can make changes
- Learning how to use a simple diary properly is liberating and infinitely more effective than a fancy diary "system" or endless list making
- Understanding and building in "Murphy's Laws" is fundamental
- Being organised encourages spontaneity and creativity. Being disorganised spins you in ever-decreasing circles
Remember, you're not just wasting your time... you're wasting your life!!!!
This manual can be read and used as a book, a self-learning tool, or a reference guide. It can be used by individuals to increase their skills and knowledge, trainers to help produce training sessions or by managers for meetings and staff training. It is a mixture of information, practical exercises, self analysis questionnaires and case studies.
Below is a summary of this 139 page training manual.
How Are You Spending Your Time?
- An examination of your personal time-wasters
What is Work-Life Balance?
- Research into Work-Life Balance
- Why Work-Life Balance?
- The Facts of the New Economic Reality
Personal Life Balance
What Is Time Management?
- Some Common Reasons Why Time Management Systems Fail
- Identifying Time Management Problems
12 Key Actions for Success
- Setting Goals / Objectives
- Using the Pareto Principle
- Daily Lists
- Dealing with Time Thieves
- Dealing with Interruptions
- Overcoming Procrastination
- Handle Paperwork Effectively
- Make the Most of Delays, Detours and Dead Time
- Delegate when Necessary
- Handle Pressure More Effectively
- Communicating Your Plans
- Keep Checking Your Use of Time / Task Management
So Is It You? Personal Drivers
- A questionnaire to profile your time management drivers