Start date: 05 November 2020
Duration: 9:30am - 12:30pm - 5th & 12th November
Location: Online - Live Webinar
Cost: €39 (€49 for Non Chamber / Skillnet Members)
Course code: N/A
Time management is a core business management skill which has been around for years. Despite this we are no better at time management today than our predecessors were twenty or thirty years ago. Over the years many myths have grown around time management. One of them is that we can in fact 'manage time'. We can't. We can, however, manage ourselves and our own behaviour.
During this workshop Sean will explore why you can’t plan effectively without applying the time management balance sheet principle. He will differentiate between being busy and focusing on important activities and tasks. Underpinning this workshop is the need for people move away from the outdated “to do lists” and start prioritising and scheduling your day, week and month using proven business principles.
Getting the right things done consistently, will improve the quality of your performance. All the principles covered in the workshop can be applied immediately so that you can benefit from your action plan without delay. During this session Sean McLoughney will share some of his insights from his latest book.
Upon satisfactory completion of this workshop you will be able to:
- Move away from the outdated “to do lists” approach to planning your day and upgrade to the business planning approach
- Stay ahead of deadlines by applying the time management balance sheet rule
- Analyse how you spend your time and implement changes to improve your daily, weekly and monthly routines
- Deal with difficult people who steal your time by interrupting you regularly
- Divide your day into manageable chunks of productive time
- Implement your 100-day action plan to improve how you use your time
This workshop will help anyone who works in a busy environment and would like to get the best return on their time, anyone who finds it difficult to plan their day and anyone who find themselves constantly fighting deadlines.
Session 1 – How to organise your day, week & month
Transform how you use a “to do” list which will ensure a more results focused approach. Prioritise the important things in your work and not just the urgent things. Improve your thinking process and decision making to become more results focused.
Start using the Time Management Balance Sheet principle which keeps you ahead of deadlines through better planning and scheduling of important tasks. Understand how much time you have available for the important stuff.
Conduct a personal time audit to understand how you really spend your time, as opposed to how you think you use your time; understand the real issues in working from home/on site instead of the perceived problems. Establish how much time is wasted through interruptions.
Session 2 – How to deal with the challenges of working remotely or on site
Build a routine for working from home, learn how to transition from the office environment to the home office and how to stay focused during the working day. Adjust to working from home, plan meaningful breaks and maintain working relationships with colleagues
Identify interruptions that are preventing you from achieving great results and how best to reduce these interruptions
Understand how different types of people steal your time and how best to deal with these problems
Plan effective virtual meetings and reduce any unnecessary time wasted during these meetings
Set aside some “Me Time” to develop yourself and recharge your batteries. Ensure you remain productive and focused by building a work life balance