Sat2 Task 1

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------------------------------------------------- Section ONE Time Management What is time management? Time management is the ability to plan and control how you spend the hours in your day to effectively accomplish your goals. This is a necessary skill required in business as well as everyday life. Skills involved in managing your time include: planning for the future, setting goals, prioritizing tasks, and monitoring where your time actually goes. At the end of this section you should be able to answer the following questions and be able to successfully devise a plan in response to the outcome: * What are my goals? * Where does my time go? * Where SHOULD my time go? * What changes can I make to use my time better? How do I start managing my time? To be able to manage your time, you first must identify your essential goals. The Pareto Principle states for many events, 20% of what we do produces 80% of the results. With that theory in mind, the first, step in time management is identifying where the 20% should be spent in order to produce your most important goals. Spend your 20% on what matters… Why is goal-setting so important in time management? From the time management perspective, a person’s life is made up of big and small decisions. It is these choices that a person manages, not the time itself. A key difference between successful and unsuccessful people is the goals they set for themselves. Goals must be measurable, attainable and include a timeframe in which they should be completed. By being aware of exactly what you want to achieve, you can determine the steps needed to get there • What do I want to accomplish? • Why am I doing this task? • Who are all involved in the task? • What are the expected outcomes of this task? • When can this task be expected to be completed? Analyzing your time It has been said that it
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