Time Management for New Employees

Unlock the secrets of effective time management with strategies and tools designed to boost your productivity

Time Management for New Employees

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Prakash V. Rao

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ISBN 139781783000524
Paperback130 pages

Book Description

Effective time management directs and focuses raw talent and skill in a way that delivers results. It not only encourages responsibility, but also facilitates creativity, helping you to successfully negotiate every aspect of your role so that you can optimize the value of every action you take at work. Time Management for New Employees will provide you with guidelines, strategies, and instructions to master this skill. You will learn how to set and manage expectations, how to prioritize activities, capitalize on your strengths and delegate effectively, how to meet deadlines, how to avoid interruptions and distractions, and how to manage your schedule without getting overwhelmed.

Find out how to align your long term goals with your day to day activities, and learn how to derive maximum value from all your activities, to ensure your time is never wasted. Learn how to successfully plan your time, and find out how to prioritize and delegate tasks in a way that is focused on delivering a quality end result. Make sure you never miss another deadline, master interruptions and disasters, and make effective time management a key component of your professional development and success.

With practical strategies and exercises created to make time management simple, and metrics to help you develop and improve, Time Management for New Employees is a valuable resource for anyone that wants to make an impact in their new role.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What is Time Management?
The limited view and the big picture
Activity management
Summary
Chapter 2: Setting Goals
Values
Goals
Action plans
Summary
Chapter 3: Task Management
Activity lists
Prioritization
Filtering tasks
Task dependencies
Summary
Chapter 4: Schedule Management
Definitions
Handling appointments
Meetings
Summary
Chapter 5: Managing Daily Tasks
Managing expectations
Estimation
Summary
Chapter 6: Deadline Management
Parkinson's Law
Murphy's Law
Student's Syndrome
Strategies
Summary
Chapter 7: Overcoming Obstacles to Productivity
Obstacles
Preparation
Crisis management
Interruption management
Self-discipline
Deliberate distractions
Exercises
Summary
Chapter 8: Measuring Your Time Management Skills
Why measure?
What should be measured?
Collecting metrics
Using the metrics
Summary
Chapter 9: Tools
Tasks
Appointments and meetings
Deadlines
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Set goals that help you focus on what’s important
  • Prioritize and plan your time to optimize the way you use your time
  • Find out how to use your team to support you, and learn to delegate tasks
  • Manage meetings and appointments
  • Create a daily task list
  • Use measurements to check progress in time management skills
  • Harness a range of useful time management tools that suit your needs

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What is Time Management?
The limited view and the big picture
Activity management
Summary
Chapter 2: Setting Goals
Values
Goals
Action plans
Summary
Chapter 3: Task Management
Activity lists
Prioritization
Filtering tasks
Task dependencies
Summary
Chapter 4: Schedule Management
Definitions
Handling appointments
Meetings
Summary
Chapter 5: Managing Daily Tasks
Managing expectations
Estimation
Summary
Chapter 6: Deadline Management
Parkinson's Law
Murphy's Law
Student's Syndrome
Strategies
Summary
Chapter 7: Overcoming Obstacles to Productivity
Obstacles
Preparation
Crisis management
Interruption management
Self-discipline
Deliberate distractions
Exercises
Summary
Chapter 8: Measuring Your Time Management Skills
Why measure?
What should be measured?
Collecting metrics
Using the metrics
Summary
Chapter 9: Tools
Tasks
Appointments and meetings
Deadlines
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781783000524
Paperback130 pages
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