TIME MANAGEMENT: A VITAL SKILL

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Like many people, I often find the working day has run away from me and I've failed to tick everything off my to-do list.

I hold my hand up...it's undoubtedly a time management issue.

Running a business and being pulled in lots of different directions means finding time to knuckle down to the most pressing jobs is difficult.

That being said, I am getting better at prioritising and re-evaluating how I work.

Time management is the process of planning and controlling how much time you spend on specific activities - especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity.

Good time management allows you to complete more in a shorter period of time and lowers your stress levels.

Poor time management not only wastes your time, but can impact on your employer. A survey by Proudfoot Consulting, which spanned four years and covered 2,500 businesses in 39 countries, found that in the UK alone wasted time cost businesses around £80bn per year.

If you are experiencing problems juggling everything on you work schedule or simply want to brush up on your time management skills then our CPD short course Time Management could be just the ticket.

And at just £25 it's a small price to pay to learn or improve on an essential workplace skill.

The course o­ffers guidance on how to make the most of your time at work and outlines the personal benefits of good time management.

Within the workplace, most people know the tasks that need to be completed on a daily basis.

However, it is very rare that we are able to simply carry out those tasks without interruptions or deviations of any kind.

Time management isn’t strictly a skill, it is more a behaviour.

The course will help you understand that time management is not just a matter of knowing what needs to be done, but knowing the best way of doing it and adapting your behaviour and being organised.

You'll learn about how to minimise interruptions in your work day and the need to prioritise what is important and what is urgent.

The course also looks at time management skills and some of the theories behind them. It has strategies for better time management and also considers the issue of stress management.

Training is given through a filmed tutorial, references to websites for reading and good practice video.

There is also suggested extra reading to give both practical information and links to websites to expand your knowledge. An additional activity encourages the learner to reflect on what they've learned on the course.