Time & Information Management Training

The time and information management difficulties we encounter are linked in many ways to our behavioural style - how we do what we do. How we prefer to spend our time is also influenced by our attitudes and values - why we do what we do.

Time - How Do You Spend Yours?

Time is something we spend and, as with money, people have different spending styles: some are impulse spenders, some are big spenders, some underestimate the amount of time that activities cost, some want a quick return on their investment.

Behaviours & Attitudes

Your behavioural style determines whether you are task-focussed or people-focussed, results-oriented or detail-oriented, risk-taking or cautious, decisive or indecisive, optimistic or pessimistic, and so on, and directly influences your 'working style'.

Where this relates to time management, your behavioural characteristics, along with your personal attitudes/values, influence how you deal with time management activities such as prioritising, planning, and preparation, and whether you are likely to have difficulties with disorganisation, perfectionism, procrastination, and handling interruptions.

One Size Doesn't Fit All

Many time management training programs are too generic to be of any long term value. A 'one size fits all' approach - that doesn't take into account the fact that people are different and therefore have different working styles - simply sets people up to fail and can be very demoralising.

Delegates go back to the workplace with good intentions about getting organised and managing their time better, only to be greeted with a pile of work to catch up on that's built up in their absence, along with their current workload.

The good intentions get shelved along with the course notes and they keep on doing things the way they've always done them because they can't risk wasting any more time trying new methods.

A Different Approach

Aequilibra's 1-day Time & Information Management training course explores the ways in which our behavioural style and our attitudes/values impact on the way we manage our time and information, and offers techniques and strategies that delegates can apply to help overcome their own specific difficulties.

Delegates learn to identify their behavioural style and are able to acknowledge their behavioural characteristics and time management habits in a non-threatening environment. They can then determine which techniques and strategies are most appropriate to their needs and therefore have the greatest potential impact on improving their time management.

The management of information - whether in paper or electronic form - is an increasing problem in today's workplace. Managing the information related to current projects and searching for misplaced documents accounts for a significant amount of wasted time.

Delegates learn simple methods for managing information and are able to identify which methods are most suited to their needs and working style.

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See Also Quotable Quotes

For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.

Doug Larson

Time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.

Denis Waitely