It’s pretty simple – good time management skills are essential for successful people. You need solid practical techniques to reach the pinnacle of your performance. At a time when an increasing number of demands are made on managers within most organisations, it is more important than ever to manage time effectively. Poor time management leads not only to inefficient managers but also to de-motivated and stressful working days for those people.
Most managers in particular have to find the most effective way of handling their teams, e-mails and other written communications, reports, telephone calls and importantly, customer contacts and communications. Not only do they have to complete these tasks, they have to be able to prioritise and allow for unexpected interferences or business opportunities that suddenly come their way. And of course, as part of that they have to recognise the difference between “urgency” and “importance”.
While time works against most people, it can also be your biggest asset if you know how to manage it properly. There are ways to boost productivity, accomplish more in any given day, impress customers and colleagues alike and leave more free time to do the things you want to do rather than those you have to do. As we said, it’s just that simple.
On the other hand, if you manage time poorly, you create a domino effect that causes you to be continually less productive. You work harder. You get more stressed. Your quality of work declines. This causes more stress, which means you have to work more hours, which causes your work to slide even further into the abyss. It’s a vicious cycle.
At Mallory Management we will help you ensure that you get the urgent tasks done, while still having time for the important ones. We will also cover:
- Can you really make time for everything?
- How do you spend your time today and does that serve you well?
- Where is your attention focused on an average day?
- What are the cornerstones of your work and life and how can you make time for them?
- What are the “Time stealers” and how do you effectively handle or eliminate them?
- How do you train those around you not to disrupt your own time management?
- How can you take the stress out of managing the numerous tasks that you must carry out today?
Time Management coaching can be carried out in either groups or individually. Clearly an individual approach allows a more in-depth analysis of how and why specific periods of time are spent as they are, but fundamental processes and best practice can be shared within a group environment.