Training & development: Time management
- On 4 July 2016
- Posted by Chantal Mariotti
Good time management is important for both employers and employees. Proper time management can make your entire workforce more productive, thus increasing your bottom line. Learning how to manage time efficiently however, takes some practice and training.
Without good time management and the ability to delegate, managers often feel overwhelmed. A good training and development program will show you and your employees the best way to manage your time on the job while also letting you know when it’s appropriate to delegate a task to someone else. A manager who is overwhelmed can be very difficult to work for, as stress has a tendency to spread throughout the workplace. Take the time to learn how you can manage your time more effectively and you will find that your employees may become more time efficient as well.
Good time management prevents burnout and reduces stress within the workplace. Burnout is a common catalyst for employee turnover, and it can take a major toll on the body and the mind; often times resulting in poor productivity. Learning how to manage your time in a time management workshop and implementing the practices learned can help reduce stress and increase productivity as well as employee morale.
Lead by example by setting clear goals and expectations for yourself. If the manager isn’t effective, the workplace isn’t going to be effective. It is easy to understand why good time management can and should start with you; everything starts at the top! Set goals that you are confident can be achieved, and delegate tasks that you simply can’t accomplish without adding undue stress to your day. By showing your employees that you can be both effective and efficient, you motivate them to do the same.
Offer a time management training program for your managers. This training workshop can positively change the way your business runs. It is not uncommon for managers to take on far too many tasks that they can’t complete in a reasonable work day. Time management training provides a wide range of tools to help ensure that the workplace runs more smoothly and efficiently. With proper training, you can reduce stress on your management team, reduce turnover, and create a more efficient workplace.