Time is a precious, non-renewable resource – how effectively you use it will determine success in both your career and personal life. The greatest squanders of this valuable commodity are time stealers – that multitude of annoyances, trivial tasks, and administrative duties that can easily consume your days. Moreover, you may find that some of your own behaviors affect how well you manage time. For example, you may be a procrastinator, or you may find it difficult to say no to requests to take on more work. Such behaviors can reduce your efficiency, as well as create unnecessary stress for you.
This course focuses on strategies for dealing with common time stealers – procrastinating and taking on too much work – as well as how to handle interruptions. It shows you how effective time management can help you concentrate on the work that is truly productive while dealing both professionally and speedily with your time stealers. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.Learning Objectives
- Identify strategies for dealing with procrastination
- Recognize how to say "no" when you don't have time to take on additional tasks
- Recognize how to handle phone call interruptions at work
- Identify appropriate ways to handle drop-in visitors