Time Management — Key to Success

Self Evaluation of our Time Management

Introduction:

Daily Activity Log

To gauge where your time management issues might be is to keep track of how you spend your time at work. In order to get an accurate picture, you will need to choose a period of time, preferably a week that is representative of your average workload. For example, if you have a peak in activity at the end of the month, you would want to pick a week that crosses into that time frame but is not entirely in that time frame so that the ‘normal’ days balance out the heavier workload days. You wouldn’t want to pick the week of winter holidays unless you are specifically interested in identifying how you use your time during that period of the year.

A sample daily activity log:

Goal Setting

Introduction

Resources

Mindtools.com. Various articles on time management.
http://www.mindtools.com/pages/main/newMN_HTE.htm
Slade, Chrissie. Managing Interruptions. http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Slade5.html
Topachievement.com. Creating S.M.A.R.T. Goals. http://www.topachievement.com/smart.html