Time Management for Professionals

Personal discipline and performance begins with effective time management

Rudyard Kipling nailed it when he penned the lines;

“if you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run”

In today’s information world, to be successful you have to be effective at getting the important things done, so it is no surprise that our time management workshop has become one of the most popular in our productivity suite.

During the workshop, participants are challenged to explore their personal behavioural styles and examine how those behaviours affect their productivity. The concepts and exercises challenge participants to recognise the distractions that draw them away from the most important goals and activities and also provide tools and a framework for developing new time management skills.

The workshop provides tools and systems both for individuals and teams to take away and apply directly within their workplace to ensure effective communication and a shared understanding of where effort should be applied as a priority. Participants learn to recognise when they are losing focus from their most important goals and how to overcome these distractions to make the most of every unforgiving minute.

This workshop is typically a one day session. At the conclusion of this workshop participants are able to;

  • Understand the importance of identifying their core goals and those of their team
  • Plan for success bay aligning their activity to their team and individual goals
  • Use task lists and calendars effectively
  • Recognise and avoid behaviours that erode effective time management
  • Maintain a well laid out workplace that supports core activity
  • Delegate effectively
  • Plan and conduct effective meetings

Detailed Workshop Agenda

The Time Management Model

The Discipline of Time Management

Self Analysis

  • Time Management Strengths to Develop
  • Time Management Weaknesses to Avoid
  • Performance Indicators
  • Avoiding Time Wasters

Planning and Prioritising

  • Vision, Strategy and SMART Goals
  • Prioritisation Methods
  • Task Lists and Scheduling
  • Using a Task List
  • Calendars and Diaries

Organising your workplace

  • Sorting out the clutter
  • Workplace Layout guidelines
  • Creating a Visual Workplace

Managing Paperwork and Email

  • Strengths and weaknesses of email

Delegation and Teamwork

  • The concept of synergy
  • Learning to say “No”
  • Effective Delegation
  • Barriers to Delegation
  • Communicating when Delegating

Running Effective Meetings

  • When not to have a meeting
  • Meeting alternatives
  • Meeting Roles & Responsibilities

Recommendations

 

We recommend that this workshop is delivered as part of a series including:

  • Lean Leadership
  • An Introduction to Lean Six-Sigma
  • An Introduction to Value Stream Mapping

For more information, contact us here or call our team on 03 8288 2530.