Time Management - Prioritizing to Win

Prioritizing skills are your ability to see what tasks are more important at each moment and give those tasks more of your attention, energy, and time. You focus on what is important at the expense of lower value activities. We all have many things to do, and we never have time and energy to do them all. We don't have time and resources to do them equally well either. Many things will be left undone, no matter how hard you try. Prioritizing is a way to solve that frustrating problem. One key reason why prioritizing works, and works well, is the 80/20 Rule. The 80/20 Rule states that 80 percent of our typical activities contribute less than 20 percent to the value of our work. The key to successful time management is planning and then protecting the planned time. People who say that they have no time do not plan, or fail to protect planned time. If you plan what to do and when, and then stick to it, then you will have time. This involves conditioning, or re-conditioning your environment. For people who have demands placed on them by others, particularly other departments, managers, customers, etc, time management requires diplomatically managing the expectations of others. Time management is chiefly about conditioning your environment, rather than allowing your environment to condition you. If you tolerate, and accept without question, the interruptions and demands of others then you effectively encourage these time management pressures to continue.

In the organizational context, we see all around that employees are busy, yet they are not as productive as we would like them to be. The priorities are often guided by the seniority of the person who has assigned the assignment rather than the importance of the assignment. Organizations can gain immensely by realigning these resources to high priority assignments and tasks which will improve top line, bottom line and customer retention or other such organizational priorities.

Program Objectives

In this workshop you will learn the following:

  • Assess your personal Time Management understanding
  • Manage time conflicts
  • Learn to make timely decisions and deal with procrastination
  • Managing Work-Life balance
  • Recognize key components of effective goal setting through time management
  • Learn to Prioritize – Prioritize – and… Prioritize better

Target Audience

The program will benefit all audience across the organization


After this workshop you will be able to:

  • Being organized results in less rework and mistakes. Forgotten items, details, and instructions lead to extra work. How often do you have to do a task more than once or make an extra trip because you forget something?
  • Less Life Friction and Problems – How often do you create your own problems? Whether it is a forgotten appointment or missed deadline, not managing your time results in increased life friction. Avoid creating your own problems by planning and preparing for your day.
  • More Free Time – We can’t create more time, but you can make better use of it by managing your time. Even simple actions like shifting your commute or getting your work done early can produce more leisure time in your life.
  • Less Wasted Time – When you know what you need to do, you waste less time in idle activities. Instead of wondering what you should be doing next, you can already be a step ahead of your work.
  • More Opportunities – Being on top of your time and work produces more opportunities. The early bird always has more options. As well, luck favors the prepared.
  • Improves Your Reputation – Your time management reputation will precede you. At work and in life you will be known as reliable. No one is going to question whether you are going to show up, do what you say you are going to do, or meet that deadline.
  • More Time Where it Matters – Managing your time is allotting your time where it has the most impact. Time management allows you to spend your time on the things that matter most to you.