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Course: Time and Workload Management

Time and Workload Management

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About this Course

In today's highly pressurized workplaces there is much to be gained by developing our knowledge, skills and confidence in relation to time and workload management. This course, equivalent to a full day's continuous professional development, provides opportunities to learn how to manage our pressures as effectively as possible.

The course, presented and developed by author, Dr Neil Thompson, is based on four principles of Time and Workload Management:

  • Too much work is too much work Trying to do more than we reasonably can is unhelpful. If we are overloaded we need to think strategically about how we can deal with the situation, rather than simply work faster or harder
  • Managing energy as well as time How much work we can get done in a given amount of time will depend on levels of motivation and morale, so these are important factors to consider
  • Skills not qualities No one is born well organised or focused; these are skills we can learn, skills that can be developed over time
  • Investing time to save time Not taking time to think, plan, analyse and get a sense of control is a serious but sadly not uncommon mistake

Divided into six main lessons, the course provides a clear and helpful introduction to this important subject matter and offers an excellent foundation for developing your knowledge, skills and confidence in tackling the challenges of managing a heavy workload.

This course will help you to feel more confident in making sure that your workload pressures remain within manageable limits so that you can keep stress at bay.

The course has been designed to be flexible so that you can dip into it when it suits you within your busy schedule. In keeping with one of the important lessons put forward by this course, the time invested in it will be handsomely repaid by greater confidence in managing your pressures efficiently and effectively.

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone interested in becoming more efficient and effective in a pressurized workplace setting will find much of value in this course. If you work in a pressurized environment where you are expected to manage your time and your workload efficiently and effectively, this course will offer you a sound foundation of understanding on which to build. So, whatever sector you work in, whether you are a manager or a practitioner, a member of a team or working alone, this course can help you get more out of the time available in the working day
Basic knowledge
  • There are no specific requirements for this course. All you need to benefit from it are a desire to improve your efficiency and effectiveness and a willingness to make the effort needed to learn
What you will learn
  • By the end of this course you will be able to manage your time and workload pressures more effectively
  • In this course you will learn about the four principles of time and workload management: too much work is too much work; managing motivation as well as time; skills not qualities; and investing time to save time
Curriculum
Lectures quantity: 27
Common duration: 01:55:30
Introduction
  • Introductory Video  

    Introductory Video

  • Module Companion e-book - please print me out!  

    Module Companion e-book - please print me out!

Lesson One: Why it is important to get it right
  • Why it is Important to get it right  

    Why it is Important to get it right 

Lesson Two: Too much work is too much work
  • Lesson Two Introduction  

    Introduction

  • Lesson 2.2: Stop rushing  

    Stop rushing

  • Lesson 2.3: Don't be a perfectionist  

    Don't be a perfectionist

  • Lesson 2.4: Use lists  

    Use lists

  • Lesson 2.5: Be assertive  

    Be assertive

  • Lesson 2.6: Delegate  

    Delegate

  • Lesson 2.7: Press the right buttons  

    Press the right buttons

  • Lesson 2.8: Take breaks  

    Take breaks

  • Lesson 2.9: Be creative  

    Be creative

  • Lesson 2.10: Manage your workload; don't let it manage you  

    Manage your workload; don't let it manage you

Lesson Three: Managing energy as well as time
  • Principle 2: Managing Energy as Well as Time  

    Managing Energy as Well as Time

Lesson Four: Skills not qualities
  • Skills Not Qualities  

    Skills Not Qualities 

Lesson Five: Investing time to save time
  • Lesson 5.1: The importance of control  

    The importance of control

  • Lesson 5.2: Use meetings effectively  

    Use meetings effectively

  • Lesson 5.3: The 80/20 rule  

    The 80/20 rule

  • Lesson 5.4: Develop teamwork  

    Develop teamwork

  • Lesson 5.5: The right person for the job  

    The right person for the job

  • Lesson 5-6: A change is as good as a rest  

    A change is as good as a rest

  • Lesson 5.7: Address problems  

    Address problems

  • Lesson 5.8: Reflective practice  

    Reflective practice

  • Lesson 5.9: Spirituality  

    Spirituality

  • Lesson 5.10: Personal renewal  

    Personal renewal

Lesson Six: Putting the principles into practice
  • Putting the Principles into Practice  

    Putting the Principles into Practice 

Conclusion
  • Concluding video  

    Concluding video

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