TIME MANAGEMENT: AN OVERVIEW
When I decided to pen an article for the newsletter, a number of topics flooded in my mind. I held tightly on my intention to develop the article around an issue having contemporary significance. Thus the topic ‘Time Management’ gained my attention. The essay aims at educating the readers the significance of managing time and related issues.
Introduction: The term management, as defined by Henry Sisk ‘is the co-ordination of all resources through the processes of planning, organising, directing and controlling in order to attain stated goals’. So Time Management may be understood as the process of managing the time factor in order to attain declared goals. Why the issue of time management gains much significance in the present days? Let me portray a student coming out of the examination hall after the exam. When his friend asks him about the exam, he will yell “Oh! My dear I didn’t get time to complete”. In another instance we can see a husband confessing to his wife that he didn’t get time to buy the vegetables and so on. In the above cited instances we see the problem maker is not lack of time but failure to use the time efficiently. Unlike other resources a person cannot create or hire time. What a human being can do is merely to utilise the available time wisely and fruitfully. When a person is capable of allocating successfully the time for the conduct of his daily affairs neatly, he can be said to have managed the time with most efficacy. In this modern world of cut throat competition opportunities may vanish if we fail to manage the time effectively. Let us have a detailed study about time management and related issues.
What is Time Management? Time management is nothing but planning the time. In the olden days a good majority of the people were engaged in agricultural activities and livestock maintenance from which they earned livelihood. In other words the major portion of income came from agricultural and allied...