Essays on Improvement of Time Management Skills Report

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The paper "Improvement of Time Management Skills" is an outstanding example of a management report. According to Hassanzabeh & Ebagi (2007), time is a very important resource in an organization and its proper management can be reflected in all the other resources. This is because planning is important in promoting performance. It is helpful in time management effectiveness as well as in avoiding stress and tension. Management of time develops tools and processes that increase productivity and efficiency. This narrows down to the personal management of time in ensuring things that require doing are done so as to create time for things that individuals want to do.

Therefore, mastering the skills to manage time leads to an organization, efficiency, and happiness (Arnold & Pulich, 2004). The achievement of these skills requires planning, setting goals, prioritizing, making decisions, delegating tasks, and working with time schedules. In addition, time management can be effective through the use of the software. However, measures to be undertaken in the management of time require an analysis of the current manner in which time is spent, and a decision on the appropriate changes to improve management of time.

Failure to notice the amount of wasted time hinders the management of time and self. Obstacles to the management of time include unclear goals, disorganization, lack of routines, procrastination, phone calls, and disjoined processes among others as exemplified by Hassanzabeh & Ebagi (2007). Time management objectives should aim at the improvement of the skill through planning and prioritizing, preparing to-do lists, following the 80- 20 rule, planning time-specific tasks and non- time-specific tasks, discovering optimal working hours, organization, delegation, differentiate between urgent and important tasks and avoiding procrastination (Janasz, Dowd & Schneider, 2012).

Possessing time management skills will allow individuals to control their time, lives, energy, and stress levels that will be reflected in the effective management of the organization. To this end, this report aims at discussing the theoretical concepts relevant to the skill of time management, analyzing the implications of time management skill ineffective management practices, providing an action plan for effective time management skills while states pre and post measures for achievement of effective time management, as well as, changes to demonstrate achievement of time management skill.

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