Managing Time: Expert Solutions to Everyday Challenges

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Harvard Business Press, 2006 - Business & Economics - 94 pages
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When faced with packed schedules, endless emails, and towering in-boxes, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and ineffective at work. This guide will put readers back in charge of their time and workload by showing how to:
- Set goals and prioritize tasks
- Utilize appropriate scheduling tools
- Control distractions and interruptions
- Delegate wisely
 

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Contents

Leverage Your Time to Manage It
ix
Assess and Plan
1
How to Look at the Big Picture
3
Whats the value of leveraging your time?
5
Why do we do what we do?
6
How to Audit Your Time
9
Create a bigpicture vision of where you want to be
10
Break down your work into goalrelated categories
11
Delegate for results
40
How to Overcome Obstacles
43
Recognize common obstacles to managing your time
44
Deal with adverse cultures and working environments
45
Leverage your time in a timesensitive business
49
Deal with disorganized work spaces
52
Confront procrastination
57
Take time to avoid or overcome obstacles
62

Audit your time for one week
13
Compare your audit results to your goals
18
How to Develop Your Plan
19
Realitycheck your actual and target time allocations
21
Implement
25
How to TimeBox
27
Timebox a realistic schedule
28
How to timebox
29
How to Manage Your Time
35
Monitor and evaluate your schedule
36
How can you reduce time spent on lowpriority activities? Delegate
37
Delegate creatively
39
How to Develop Good TimeManagement Habits
63
Manage messages
64
Tips and Tools
69
FAQs
71
Tools for Managing Your Time
75
Test Yourself
81
Answers to test questions
84
To Learn More
87
Sources for Managing Time
93
Notes
95
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