ERIC Number: ED258319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun-1
Reference Count: 0
Increasing Personal and Organizational Effectiveness. Treatise No. 4: "Time Management Techniques."
New Mexico Research and Study Council, Albuquerque.
The ways in which time is utilized can be enhanced through careful management. The time to be allocated to various activities and objectives should be planned on a weekly basis in light of consciously set priorities. Commonly used but rarely useful strategies for time management include working faster and working longer, both of which lead to errors and fatigue. A study of the way great leaders utilize time revealed that such leaders are systematic and effective planners and decision-makers who are able to delegate responsibilities. Administrators seeking to manage their time efficiently should conduct assessments of their own use of time and the common traps into which they fall. Maintaining good physical and psychological condition is essential. Failure to accomplish objectives may not be a result of poor use of time, but may indicate that too many activities were scheduled, that task requirements were not sufficiently analyzed, or that too much time is being consumed by the minor unplanned activities. (PGD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Research and Study Council, Albuquerque.
Note: For related documents, see EA 017 754-759.