Time management is the act or process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency or productivity.
It is a meta-activity with the goal to maximize the overall benefit of a set of other activities within the boundary condition of a limited amount of time.
A time management system is a designed combination of processes, tools, techniques, and methods. Time management is usually a necessity in any project development as it determines the project completion time and scope.
- Towards a new philosophy of management
- The leader-manager-professional concept
- What is time?
- Can you manage time?
- Checklist – is your philosophy clear?
- The 10 principles of time management
Develop a personal sense of time
- Keeping a time log
- How do you value other people’s time?
Identify long-term goals
- Ten key words for time planners
- First define your purpose
- Then define your strategic aims
Make middle-term plans
- Checklist – is it a ‘SMARTER’ objective?
- Improving time norms
- Decide what to delegate
- Skills of delegation
- Are you a good delegator yet?
Plan the day
- The daily list
- The daily plan
- Checklist – daily planning
- Learn to say no
- Six key points for planning your day
Make the best use of your best time
- Checklist – do you make best use of your best time?
Organise office work
- Time effectiveness in offices
- How to control interruptions
- Eight key points for dealing with interruptions
- Checklist – paperwork
- The cost of meetings
- Begin on time and end on time!
- Points to ponder
- Checklist – how effective are you as a manager of meetings?
Make use of committed time
- Do as much as you can