Time Management – More Than Just Your Diary

“If only I could get more done –  there never seem to be enough hours in the day…”

It’s easy to assume that Time Management is simply about being more organised, but this is missing a huge part of what can make us effective at work.

We always seek sound science to back up our workshop practices, and this topic is no different.

Yes, organisational practice is important, but it needs to be coupled with learning how to prioritise, how to manage our own psychological resistance to Getting Stuff Done, at the same time as managing increasing calls on our time – demands from elsewhere in the business, others’ expectations.

In a busy and time-pressurised day, how do we field the constant call of ‘Latest and Loudest’, to attend to our own To-Dos?

You’ll learn how to focus on what is important. It’s hard to focus on what is important just using our rational mind, because because our conscious minds and subconscious mind often disagree about what’s important.

How do we learn how to say no in situations where we often say yes because we feel we should – often meeting others needs, while neglecting our own. How do we manage others’ expectations, and avoid the habit of setting unsustainable precedents that long-term only create resentments and contribute to breakdowns in trust and ultimately working relationships?

And for the habitually disorganised, how do we create a simple tool that they can pick up and learn quickly, to help them be at the their most effective every day. We firmly believe that deluging people with seemingly brilliant, but complex and over-engineered time management tools is simply unsustainable.

You need your people to have a system that can easily integrate into an already-busy day, not add further to the daily To-Do.

  • We’ll examine why the classic to-do list is a poor psychological motivator, and what is a star replacement.
  • You’ll find themselves able to handle an increased volume of work, without extra effort. This is not about more horizontal-loading, or doing more tasks, but due to the fact you will process work much faster; the flow of work will improve – particularly around routine tasks. This will be because there is very little friction in the way of resistance or procrastination.
  • We’ll leverage the winning practices of the British Olympic Cycling team to focus on incremental Marginal Gains that make Time Management a reachable, yet stretching target.
  • You’ll experience a marked reduction in stress, as a direct result of feeling more in control of your time.
  • Workloads will not evaporate; how you handle them will change. This is not about doing more, but like the Olympic Team, doing it differently.
  • You’ll start to notice a significant reduction in any resistance to your workload and feelings of overwhelm…