Managing Work Overload

This time management training program teaches attendees how to develop an action plan, focus on the important issues, prioritize tasks and maintain the discipline needed to complete them. The program provides practical time management techniques for identifying key time wasters, setting boundaries, handling interruptions and maximizing productivity. Participants will learn how to incorporate these techniques into their daily activities by setting goals, writing out objectives and developing a daily action plan that promotes focus, discipline and creativity. Make a plan for the day and stick with it. Move from spinning your wheels to taking action.
There are no prerequisites required for this course.
1-2 Days/Lecture & Lab
This course is designed for professionals with demands on their time who need to balance long term objectives with short-term urgent tasks. Also for anyone who wants improved performance out of their workday.
  • Self assessment of daily time usage.
  • Become aware of habits that need to be broken.
  • Techniques to stop dramatizing the deadlines.
  • How to minimize feeling frustrated and overwhelmed.
  • How to stop the habit of trying to do too many things at once.
  • The best ways to prioritize by identifying the critical activities that will bring the daily results that are desired.
  • How to handle E-mail and Voice-mail so it doesnt take control of your day.
  • What to say to colleagues and how to arrange your workspace to curb socializing.
  • Methods to handle interruptions to include role-playing, proper tone of voice, self interest, etc.
  • How to say no and not allow other peoples priorities to become yours.
  • Categorize activities into offense and defense.
  • Take correspondence in chunks.
  • Pros and cons of different time management tools and software.
  • Incorporating plans into daily activities - how to keep the plan from collecting dust by actually turning it into a working "living" document.
  • How to schedule some time each day to work on long-term goals.
  • Learn to manage clutter so it doesnt clutter your mind and objectives.
  • How to say no and not allow other peoples priorities become yours.
  • To keep from deviating from new habits, participants complete a written commitment/ action steps page.

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