Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding , part of Time Management Fundamentals.
- The first step to creating a time budget…is to understand the difference…between "you" time and "work" time.…When people experience challenges with work-life balance…and time management in general, it's often because…they don't make a clear distinction between the two.…To be accurate, think of work time as including…time spent working, travel time to and from work,…and time spent thinking about work…while at home or away from the office.…It's usually that last part of the definition,…the time spent thinking about work that causes…some people people to pause and think.…
If you're paid to use your mind at work,…if you're thinking about work, regardless…of where you are, are you not working?…I would say yes.…I'll give you an example.…I worked with a CEO and helped her estimate…where she was spending her time.…She accounted for approximately 190 hours…of activity in a 168 hour total week,…which of course is physically impossible.…We analyzed her time estimates, and she realized…most evenings she thought she was spending time…
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
Q: This course was updated on 07/09/2018. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover understanding the focus-chaos scale, as well as the Microsoft Office option. In addition, the following topic was updated: maintaining your productivity gains.
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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