Getting the most out of a 24-hour day is a constant challenge in our busy world: a bottomless inbox, tons of email, millions of meetings. Too much to do and not enough time to do it is a common problem many people face in the workplace. Although we can't give you more hours in the day, we can teach you how to decide what to do and when to do it. This high-energy, back-to-basics training program explains the fundamentals of time management: understanding the value of time, using proven ways to get the most out of a day, balancing work and home, eliminating time wasters, conquering procrastination, and more.
The following outline highlights some of the course's key learning points. As part of your training program, we will modify content as needed to meet your business objectives. Upon request, we will provide you with a copy of the participant materials prior to the session(s).
Everyone Has 24 Hours a Day: The Realities of Time
What would you do with more time? If you don't know, you hardly have a reason to manage your most valuable resource better. In this introductory lesson, participants will evaluate and articulate their immediate, short-term, and long-term time-management goals.
Jump Start Your Day: Proven Time Tools That Work
This section focuses on six easy steps participants can take to maximize their time: turning commuting time into productive time, staying on time, properly using a calendar, keeping track with to-do lists, and more.
Time Stealers Be Gone: Eliminating Time Wasters for Good
The telephone, voicemail, uninvited guests, and other distractions can ruin a well planned day. In this component, participants will learn techniques to reduce time stealers and how to get a back on track.
Procrastination Pest: Killing That Bug for Good
"I'll put it off." "I'll wait until tomorrow." "I'll do it later." Sound familiar? Procrastination is a problem many people constantly battle. This unit looks at why we procrastinate and offers techniques for conquering the problem once and for all.
Be SMART: Goal Setting for Peak Performance
Delegating and setting realistic, manageable goals are critical skills for expert time managers to possess. This portion of the program explores the components of SMART goals and allows participants to practice developing long- and short-term goals.
I'm Drowning: A Lifejacket, Please
When there is truly too much to do and not enough time, prioritization is key. This segment focuses on ways to better prioritize a heavy workload, communicate to others that it isn't all going to get done, and ask for help when it's needed.
Working Better with Others: Meetings, Delegating, and Saying "No"
In this segment, participants will discover how to work better with others: what to do to prepare for a meeting, how to delegate work to others, and how to say "no" to frivolous and unrealistic requests.
I'm Exhausted When I Get to Work: Tactics for Managing Home Time Better
Sometimes work feels like a vacation, especially when home is more stressful than the office. In this concluding lesson, participants will look at practical ways to balance work and home, techniques for reducing home chores, and tips for streamlining activities.
At the program's conclusion, participants will have an understanding of time-management techniques: using a to-do list, prioritizing the items on it, stopping procrastinating, and working better with others through delegation.