Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Identifying your most valuable activities, part of Time Management Fundamentals.
- Let's go through a brief exercise…to help you identify your top two most valuable activities,…your MVAs.…We have provided the handout in the Exercise Files…to help you with this process.…On this simple chart, list all the different activities…that you perform.…You'll see I've already added two activities for you…in the handout.…The first is travel, meaning "travel time to and from work",…and the second is wasting time,…meaning "choosing to waste time at work",…such as viewing social media sites,…or spending excessive time gossiping with coworkers.…
Hey, we all waste a little time, right?…Begin now and list the other activities…that you perform during work.…For example, managing employees,…calling for sales, marketing, writing press releases,…booking travel or janitorial tasks.…Think of them as mini positions.…Imagine yourself wearing many different hats,…each of them representing the position,…and every time that you have to switch hats…that would be a different activity.…
Go ahead and list as many of those activities…
Learn how to get more done in the shortest time possible and avoid the obstacles and distractions that can get in the way of good time management. Dave gives practical strategies for increasing productivity in three main areas: developing habits to be more organized and reducing clutter in your workspace; staying mentally on task and eliminate the to-dos you have floating in your head; and developing a time budget to get the most done during your workday and focus on your most valuable activities.
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- Finding your productivity style and motivation
- Understanding the principles of time management
- Avoiding the pitfalls of multitasking
- Narrowing your gathering points
- Consolidating email and voicemail accounts
- Practicing mind-clearing techniques
- Choosing and using calendar software
- Saying no with tact
- Mastering the what, when, where processing system
- Processing email vs. checking email
- Maintaining productivity gains
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Laying the Productivity Groundwork
2. Obstacle to Productivity
3. Productivity Principle 1: Space
4. Productivity Principle 2: Mind
5. Productivity Principle 3: Time
6. Equipping Yourself for Action
Preparing for action4m 30s
7. Gathering to the Inbox
Preparing to gather2m 46s
8. Understanding Processing
9. Processing Email
10. Your Time Budgeter
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