Learn about how this is an intermediate course that uses the principles of time management fundamentals.
- This course is designed to be a direct companion to Time Management Fundamentals. That course teaches you the principles for completing work with the greatest amount of focus in the least amount of time. Now, we'll put those principles into action using Microsoft Office apps as our primary tools. Because of that, I would consider this an intermediate or supplementary course. If you've not yet completed Time Management Fundamentals, I recommend that you do that first.
Then, return to this course afterward to gain greater mastery of those principles while using Microsoft Office. During this course, we'll primarily be using the web version of Office 365's Outlook for email and calendar. And the online version of OneNote for gathering and the web and desktop versions of OneDrive for homes, or long-term digital storage. We'll also briefly look at the mobile versions of these apps, as well.
These are the versions I've found to be most compatible with Time Management Fundamentals. They are also universal, regardless of the operating system and browser that you use. Microsoft Office is ever-improving so you may notice subtle differences in the way things are set up in this course. However, the principles still apply. If you need help, you can always refer to the most current courses for the year and version of the Microsoft app you're using.
Our goal is not to make you an expert in Microsoft apps, rather it is to make you an expert in time management while using Microsoft apps as the tool. Let's get started.
- Recall why it is recommended to move your reading pane to the bottom of the screen in Outlook.
- Name the recommended amount of sections to have for your OneNote notes.
- Recognize questions that should not be asked when processing an email.
- List the correct steps for creating an email rule.
- Identify what should be used as a gathering point.
- Recall the benefits of repetition.