Time Management

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Time Management


Time management is often thought of when describing task related to business management or executive positions; those who have meetings and appointments related to business deals as well as meeting deadlines and time lines. However, time management is something everyone will have to deal with no matter the task or job. The following essay will describe time management and its importance in the work place as well as its importance for those who use it on a more personal level such as studying and learning. The essay will also explore strategies for maximizing time management and the associated individual responsibilities of time management. Finally, the benefits of time management will be discussed.
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Phillips (2009) also suggest some unconventional strategies such as taking a break, which may seem as a waste at time; however this will allow tasks or jobs to be looked at with fresh eyes after a break. Phillips (2009) also suggest that developing an ability to say no to certain assignments which can be beneficial in reducing overload, while this may be feasible for work assignments it does not work with school assignments. Lastly Phillips (2009) recommends that time is made to maintain optimum health which includes eating right and getting enough rest as well as scheduling and keeping health checkups. Care must be taken to adapt the strategies that will best suit individual needs, while some advocate checking emails regularly as well as dealing with distractions, others suggest strategies that minimize interruptions, such as standing during phone conversations, or repeatedly checking the time while having a face to face conversations all in an effort to cut the distractions short (You can’t make more time, 2008). It has also been suggested to turn off e-mail alerts during peak working time to maximize the time spent doing work (You can’t make more time, 2008). These strategies of completely focusing on the task and eliminating

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