Article – Time Management
Time Management by Dr. Alvin Teoh
Time management is an essential skill in life because time is life and life is made out of the moments of time which we live every day at work and at home. In this new era of living in a pandemic, what would you do when your usual routine changes? The importance of time managing in a fast-paced industry demands that executives & managers not only possess the ability to manage their work well, but also have the attitude, knowledge and skills to manage themselves in terms of mindset, time utilization and interpersonal collaboration. This means that you need to have sufficient exposure to the intricacies of human psychology to work effectively & efficiently at the workplace. This time management program presents you with the opportunity to enhance your time management skills using behavioral approaches other programs don’t teach.
Once you are able to manage yourself and your time, you can effectively handle personal responsibilities at work, enhance your discipline towards unpleasant tasks, overcome limiting mindsets & be proud of your work, handle accountability issues to achieve specific work objectives and defeat the limiting effects of procrastination.
Here are some tips on how to optimize your use of time (TIME):
Identify what is the task you need to perform for that specific block of time. Are you required to complete the task no matter how long it takes or are you asked to do as much as you can in that limited amount of time and then move on once the time is over? Be clear in your objectives regarding the task you need to do.
You must interact with others when you do your work. When you discuss with others about what you want to achieve, what their expectations are, how you would like them to contribute, the interpersonal boundaries between you and others, your work gets done more smoothly.
A 30 minute task done while feeling bored can feel like 3 hours while a 3 hour task performed with enjoyment and interest can feel like just 30 minutes. That is why it is said that time is relative. Therefore, in order to manage your time, you also need to manage what meaning you put into your work. When you are happy doing something, everything seems so smooth-sailing.
It is useless to be busy the whole time but not get results at the end of the day. Time management, ultimately, it all about getting the results you want for the company. Therefore, as you go along your work assignments, have a checklist of what you are supposed to achieve at every step. With this, your efforts will not be wasted.
In conclusion, when you attend this time management program, you can be more effective in achieving your goals and increase your efficiency in the way you achieve them. You can also improve your relationship with others as you perform your duties while understanding yourself and your own motives better.
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