Of all the resources that we have at our disposal the most valuable without doubt is Time. Yet, this incredibly valuable resourse is the one that we often fail to utilise the least effectively. Which is a tragedy, as it is one that we can never recover. Once its gone its gone.
This problem is not helped by the frenetic pace by which we lead our lives and the incredible range of issues that we need to deal with daily. Bother personal and professional e.g. mail, emails, calls, information packs, messages, our own thoughts or even random events like the breakdown of your car. All of need to be managed in an effective manner.
To assist in this task there are numerous systems, books to improve productivity and courses that attempt to impose one system or other. Often, at first, these systems prove to be effective, but overtime they seem to get forgotten and people revert back to their bad habits. Over time, as more systems are learned and tested, a sense of hopeless develops that no matter what time management system is used, the result is never good.
This course takes a different approach, realising that merely imposing any particular system on learners does not necessarily lead to increased productively. As a result, this course makes it as effective as possible not just in the short term, but also in the long term.
To achieve this aim the course focuses on fundamental principles, guidelines, attitudes and organisation systems. Based on these principles and examples of such systems, learners form their own system based on their own life style. In our experience, this has proven to be much more effective and event months after the course, learners report that they have become more productive.
Introduction to Time Management
On completion learners will understand:
- How different people look at time and what are the implicatons of this
- What mental techniques can you use to increase your productivity?
- What is the impact of perfectionism on your productivity and how can you manage it?
- What stops you from starting a task and how can you overcome it?
- What techniques can you use to avoid procrastination?
- How to set goals systematically to maximise your productivity
- How to set your mission statement based on everything you do in life
- Which planning style is better?
- How to brainstorm
- How to organise your physical and digital environments
- What reference system works best and what its critical qualities?
- What tray system works best?
- What calendar system works best?
- How to take advantage of GTD principles (Getting Things Done) to organise your life