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Workplace Health Saf. 2012 May;60(5):201-3. doi: 10.3928/21650799-20120426-05.

Time management for today's workplace demands.

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Matrix Absence Mnagement, Phoenix, AZ, USA. wthomack@gmail.com

Abstract

As the work force decreases, the workload remains the same or, in many cases, increases. An effective employee must arrange work time to accomplish what needs to be done in the time available. The best way to manage time is to set a goal, develop a plan, and measure the outcome. To manage time requires determining where time is currently spent, taking time at the end of the day to prepare for the next morning, managing appointments, carefully planning projects, and managing phone, electronic, and paper mail. Organization is another step in effectively managing time. An organizational system decreases wasted time. Keeping the desk clear and creating a system to organize mail improves efficiency. Time management also focuses on balance, an overall purpose, and supporting principles. Personal or professional effectiveness does not depend solely on the effort expended, but whether the effort is in the right direction. The challenge of time management is to manage not only time, but also oneself.

PMID:
22587696
DOI:
10.1177/216507991206000503
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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