Half day or one day course
With the increasing emphasis on better results and on providing great customer service, organisations need to achieve more, year by year, with the same resources. Managers and employees are inevitably having to do more than one thing at a time, and need to try and do so without getting stressed!
This training course offers participants at all levels techniques for getting more out of their working day, for eliminating non-productive activities, for creating time to think and plan, and for making sure they do not get taken off course by the myriad of unplanned events and requests that come their way each day.
The course length will depend on the job roles of delegates and the circumstances and requirements of the organisation we are working with. Attendees will usually be asked to complete a time log before the course so they can assess their productivity whilst at work.
The importance of managing your time effectively. An introductory session exploring some of the common pitfalls when managing time and the consequences for the individual, their colleagues and the organisation they are working for.
Effective prioritisation. How to determine which tasks are urgent and important and why this is often subjective according to the individual, plus clarifying personal objectives in order to deliver business objectives.
Habitual time-loss. Delegates will have the opportunity to examine their time logs and identify unnecessary unproductive habits and activities. How to effectively change these habits and reclaim several hours per week is covered......it can be harder than most people think without a little guidance. Avoiding procrastination is also covered, along with why some people struggle with time management issues with others seemingly being unaffected.
The Helicopter Scale. Why so many individuals spend so much time on the things in life that matter the least, and how to prioritise and create time for the important tasks that make a difference both at work and at home.
'Rocks in a Bucket.' Leading on from the previous session, we use this great analogy to explain one of the leading principles of the course and to inspire people to make changes when they return to work.
Organisational culture. Identifying external time wasters such as gossip, clutter, interruptions, procrastination and managing pressure from management and colleagues to focus on what is important to them, but possibly not to you.
Time management tools. A session for delegates to share the different methods used to manage their time. This will include the value value of daily action plans or 'To Do' lists and how to use technology to assist in making sure that important tasks are completed on time.
Handling Interruptions. Hints and tips on how to manage interruptions in an assertive and effective manner including the art of saying 'no' politely.
What next? Delegates are encouraged to share what they have learned during the course, and to capture what they will consistently do differently when they return back to a busy workplace.
Anyone who has some discretion over how they use their time and who would like to use it more efficiently.
If you would like more information about Effective Time Management Training, please contact us.
Course content quite often needs to be modified and adapted to ensure that it is relevant and suitable according to your circumstances, we welcome this and have a wealth of experience designing training and coaching to meet our customer's individual needs.