TIME MANAGEMENT is one of those ideas that is good in theory, but in the real world it never seems to work. Like many good ideas, the principles behind most time management courses and books fail to take into account the human element: that is, how people actually develop and adopt new habits, and then how they convince others to buy-in and support them.
The Bristall Group offers a unique method for learning how to manage time and priorities, one that is up-to-date and truly practical for the multigenerational, wireless, social media dominated world in which we live and work. It is based on Steve's book, Cool-Time: A Hands-On Plan for Balancing Work and Managing Time, now in its second edition. (You can pick up a copy in the Store).
The success of the program comes from its realism and versatility: it speaks to each participant individually, taking into account elements such as attention span, decision-making, metabolism and interests, to ensure the developemnt of effective habits as well as to ensure the teaching itself is most effective.
YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:
- Prioritize - and stick to it
- Become more organized in habits and workspace
- Develop powerful focus
- Say "no" to additional tasks as and when appropriate
- Structure the day in a way that works
- Use e-mail and other technologies effectively
- Run productive and time efficient meetings
- Understand the role of nutrition
- Maintain Work-Life balance
- Manage conflicts
- Develop blocks of effective time
- Eliminate fatigue, delay, ambiguity and confusion in day-to-day work situations
- Deal with distractions, interruptions and overload
- Handle "immediate" priorities such as walk-in clients, customer phonecalls
- Structure each day for maximum productivity, minimum stress
- Deal with procrastination
- Maximize client relationships and sales opportunities
Our sessions are interactive, using anonymous case studies drawn from the pre-course assessments, and participants are encouraged to work through and solve their time problems according to the principles of effective Adult Education. Of great interest is the opportunity to use "yes, but" arguments, which allow the principles of Cool Time to surmount the expected resistance and obstacles and actually find opportunities to take root back at the student's workplace.