Time Management Course

Overview

Time management skills are essential for professional success in any workplace. Those able to successfully implement time management strategies will control their workload rather than spend each day in a frenzy of activity reacting to crisis after crisis – stress declines and personal productivity soars.

The typical scope of this course is the all-time management techniques and procedures, which are applicable to the management of tasks to be performed by a department/division/section.

Completing this course will help in:

Who is the course for?

The Time Management Course is designed for managers involved in the leadership and management of teams and focuses on translating strategic intent into effective daily action. Competence against this standard will ensure that teams are effectively managed and that managers can translate strategy into action.

Training Outcomes

  • Current time management techniques and processes used by the learner to manage him/herself and his/her division/department/section are identified to aid future time management of the section.

  • Weaknesses in current work processes are identified in terms of poor time management.

  • The top time wasters that impact the organisation’s productivity are identified with a view to minimizing their negative influence.

  • The external forces that affect time utilization are identified and an explanation is given of their effect with examples.

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  • The 80/20 principle in identifying key tasks is explained with examples.

  • Delegation as a means of utilizing time and human resources correctly is explained with examples of good and bad practice.

  • Prioritising as a technique to manage the work of a team/group/section is explored in relation the work of the specific group and a decision made as to which tasks are of greater priority for the group.

  • The principle of balance between the various aspects of one’s life is understood in terms of creating time for them all so as to optimize one’s life.

  • The organisation’s objectives are understood and clearly defined in terms of the work that has to be done by the department/division/section.

  • The objectives are translated into work plans for the department/division/section.

  • The key activities required to complete a specific project are identified and all tasks and work procedures are analysed and assigned to a specific time frame.

  • Persons to whom tasks can be delegated are identified and included in the plan.

  • Plans eliminate and/or manage time wasters in the department/division/section.

  • Tasks are prioritised in terms of urgency and importance for the department/division/section/organisation.

  • Delegation is used correctly as a tool by the manager and subordinates when applicable to get the work done.

  • Emphasis is placed on proactive measures such as efficient information flow, efficient meeting planning and management and administrative procedures in the daily work processes of the department/division/section to minimize time-wasting.

  • Plans are implemented once all involved are informed of their roles, duties and functions.

  • Progress with work plans is monitored on an ongoing basis and amendments are made where necessary.

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