Effective Time Management

Time is precious, how many times have you looked back on a day and wondered where all the time went? 

Many people have good intentions when it comes to time management and can often reel off the theory of effective time management practice. The reality of implementing some of those tips and techniques into daily practice is far harder than it first appears.

3 key facts about time:

You cannot buy time.

Time cannot be saved up.

Time cannot be stopped!


Did you know that the word ORGANISATION comes from the work ORGANON which means HARMONY?

Studies of the lives of successful business people and entrepreneurs have invariably shown that all developed excellent time management habits. One was common to them all - the habit of regularly evaluating, and therefore being  conscious of the precise value of their time.

Do you do the same? 

Lawyers, consultants, accountants and anyone whose performance is remunerated in relation to the time they spend with their clients, are particularly aware of this attitude towards the passing of time.... How about you? Do you know how much a 15 minute phone conversation "costs" you or the organisation you work for?

Obviously we don't all have complete control of our time. In particular, working within the health service can mean that dealing with crises is part of the daily routine. However, working towards improving your management of the time is  directly within your control, and even an improvement of 10 - 15% can have huge implications on stress levels at work. The first step is being able to identify those time wasting activities  that are personal to you. Once you have a "hit list" you can begin to implement practical steps to save those few minutes here and there...they all add up! 

The Aim

The aim of the Time Management session is to use a Time Management Inventory to highlight problem areas and then apply solutions to help you become better managers of your own time.

The inventory is sent and completed prior to the course...to save time!


By the end of the training session delegates will have:

1.  Reviewed their completed Time Management Inventory and identified their own problem areas.

2. Been introduced to a selection of methods and tips to save time in the following areas:

  • Running effective meetings
  • Prioritising
  • Managing interruptions
  • Saying "no"
  • Planning
  • Paperwork
  • Scheduling and using a "to-do" list
  • Setting objectives

3. Prioritised 3 or 4 key areas from the list above and action planned how to save time back in their work environment.

COURSE DURATION: half or full day.

Please review i4 Training's testimonial page to see what others have gained attending training sessions.

Take the time to work, for it is the price of success.

Take the time to think, it is the source of strength.

Take the time to play, it is the secret of youth.

Take the time to read, it is the seed of wisdom.

Take the time to be friendly, for it brings happiness.

Take the time to dream, for it will carry you to the stars.

Take the time to love, it is the joy of life.

Take the time to be content, it is the music of the soul.

(Original Irish Text)

Have any time management tips that actually work?

There is so much advice out there about how to save time and be more efficient..... have you tried anything that has really worked?

Share your learning with others... we'd love to hear from you.

Thanks in advance for your contribution.