PROD101 – Time ManagementDownload Course Outline
Title: Time Management PROD101; 1 Day, Instructor-led
Description: How do you manage your time with hectic workdays, constant interruptions and changing priorities? In the modern day workplace, projects need to be finished immediately, and there never seems to be enough time to get everything done. Priorities seem to change by the hour. How we manage our workflow has become an even more critical skill for today’s knowledge worker. In this class, you will focus on key practices for managing your time effectively. You’ll learn to prioritize projects among changing and competing demands for your time. You will also gain an understanding of how the current day workplace requires a constant re-tooling to work strategically instead of to work harder. You will learn innovative tools that can help you better align your daily activities to accomplish your goals.
At Course Completion: Assess your current time management motivation and skills, and discover what gets in your way • Learn how to make time tangible and appropriately estimate how long tasks take • Discover how to juggle multiple tasks and deliver your best work • Use a proven and researched time management plan to turn “stuff” into actions and master your workflow • Learn processing best practices for paper and email • Learn to effectively delegate tasks and ensure your task is executed through communication and milestone check-ins • Create a planning and tracking system to guarantee continued success
Audience & Prerequisites: Individuals and managers who are new to the most current time management methodologies on how to get work done strategically • Individuals and managers who want to refine their time management strategies on how to get work done strategically • Individuals and managers who want to better use Outlook as a tool to manage their tasks and daily to-do lists • Individuals and managers who have large projects and need to understand how to “get ahead” on those projects while still managing daily operational tasks
Course Outline Details: Understanding What Gets in Our Way • Learn three key categories of time management barriers that stop us from getting work done effectively • Uncover your time management barriers and develop strategies to eliminate them Methods for Managing Your Day • Plan for your day, so your day doesn’t manage you • Establish procedures to make sure you’re getting your work done on time and with quality • Benefit by planning your tasks accordingly based on your cycles of energy and work/life challenges • Manage stress through purposeful action rather than passive reaction Estimating Tasks and Duration • Work strategically instead of harder by equating tasks with the proper duration to accomplish them • Understand the basic misconceptions about multi-tasking and how it gets in your way • Apply a tool which leverages current research on human productivity cycles Outlook and Paper Best Practices for Time Management • Uncover the ability to manage your tasks and calendar using Outlook functionality • Learn how to integrate your daily task list into Outlook and not let your email inbox manage you • Apply a simple structure to your email management system to create easy access • Organize your electronic and paper information easily and efficiently Prioritization • Delegate tasks so you can focus on the value that you provide to your organization • Clarify your goals and priorities through a well-researched matrix practiced by effective leaders • Apply preventive strategies to eliminate busy-work • Understand task management to get the most important work done during your day • Examine your life from a holistic viewpoint of balancing and prioritizing what is most important to you Developing an Action Plan • Accomplish work by preparing and planning for your day, week, month, and overall workflow by applying the tools and concepts in this class
Brand: Professional Development