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I recently came across an article stating internets biggest distraction is Facebook. To many this won’t come as a surprise and a lot will add Twitter, Myspace, Youtube, Iphone apps and more to this list.
Time management courses are simple they analyse where your time is going and make sure the things your doing are working towards completing a task! We all come to a point in the week where we wish we had more hours in a day, an impossible feat. A time management course helps you to implement a structure/system so you have a greater understanding of what needs to be done and when, helping to create extra minutes in the day to do those “other” tasks which you end up pushing to the next day.
Often people say the problem for them not being able to get things done is ‘time management’ but actually it’s project, action, attention and habit management that are the real factors stopping them from reaching their goals, and a time management course looks into exactly these things.
Why wouldn’t you just read a time management book I hear you say? We would recommend you do read these books and there are some very good books on the top sellers list, our personal favourite is Getting Things Done by David Allen, a very insightful book with excellent tips.
However a time management workshop will be tailored to match your needs, something a book just can’t do. A time management course will help you implement these systems to your personal needs, for example in our “Getting Your Inbox to Zero” workshop we help get our participants inboxes to zero so when they leave the workshop they not only understand the system and why to use it, but MOST importantly how to use it to help them!
Time management workshop / time management course what can they help with?
• How to get things done
• How to keep motivated
• How to set and achieve your goals in life
• How to plan and work in a systematic manner so you’re not doing everything at the last minute and risking missing deadlines or delivering rushed, shoddy work
• How to reduce stress by feeling organized and on top of your workload
• How to avoid procrastination and avoidance
• How to get all you need to get done in your 9 to 5 job so you can leave work on time and have a better family life
• How to deal with distractions
• How to manage very large projects effortlessly
• Improve your health by reducing stress and allowing more time in the day for exercise
If you feel you are in need of some extra time management help check out our In-house workshops and Public workshop pages.
When you next have an office meeting – do it standing up. People with disabilities and minute takers can, of course, be seated if necessary.
Standing for meetings helps concentrate the mind and makes sure that people don’t talk for too long (with too many papers). If a meeting becomes longer than it is comfortable to stand, take a 15 minute break (to sit down) or reconvene the meeting at a later date.
Easyjet have their meetings standing up, and it doesn’t seem to have done them any harm.
At Think Productive, we love David Allen’s Getting Things Done – it’s one of the major time management systems we use both internally as a team and with our clients as part of our workshops. Here are 10 ways you know you’ve cracked it. Feel free to add your own as a comment too!
1. You think about clearing your email in the same way as you think about checking your voicemail
2. Wherever you go, you’ve always got a way to write things down
3. You know there’s a really important conversation you need to have with your partner so you put it on your agendas list
4. You read stuff you actually want to read when you’re on public transport or the dentists waiting room, rather than the free newspapers provided
5. When you think about where to go on holiday, your next thought is ‘what’s the next action?’
6. You have a favourite time or place to do your weekly review
7. You become the annoying person in a meeting who actually wants to know what the meeting is for in the first place
8. You feel relaxed and in control, despite having more projects on the go than anyone else you know
9. When you’re in the middle of a city centre with an hour or so to kill, you’ve got a list of shopping or culture possibilities to make sure the time is used productively
10. You don’t get overwhelmed about work at the beginning or end of the working week because you know your GTD system includes a thorough weekly review
If you want to find out more about GTD, buy the book here Or ask us about our workshop, How to Get Things Done.