- to introduce participants to the topic of time and task management.
- to teach them strategies of setting and prioritizing goals; techniques od preparing and conducting time-effective meetings; and ways of overcoming procrastination.
- to lead them to a better and more productive use of their time at work.
Current task planning analysis
- Time analysis: what do I do at work.
- Activity–time analysis for a typical hour, day, week and month.
- Ways of improving your daily, weekly and monthly schedule.
- My desk – how to keep them in order.
- Motivation and its importance.
Setting goals and planning future activities
- Identifying priorities.
- ABC analysis and categorization of tasks into groups
- The Eisenhower method.
- Identifiying long- and short-term goals.
- Creating the to-do lists and/or agenda.
- POSEC method and detailed planning.
- Managing tasks. Pareto analysis.
- Procrastination – how not to prolong planned activities.
- Psychology of motivation: why do we like to do some things and do not want to do others.
- Cognitive motivation techniques: how to make something attractive to do.
- Brain reward system, prefrontal cortex, dopamine and their role in motivation. How to control their activities.
- Self-discipline systems – defining prizes and penalties for oneself for doing or not doing something.
- Neuropharmacology: advantages and disadvantages.
Daily time and task management
- Daily e-mail, information and social information overload – how to cope with it.
- Working under pressure. Role of stress and adrenaline.
- Distractions at work (internet, co-workers) and attention management.
- Time and task management programs: calendars, lists, agendas and software.
Events and meetings
- Goals of events and meetings. Why every meeting should be time-effective.
- Organizing a meeting. Setting its tasks and priorities. Creating agenda.
- Conducting the meeting. Working with the agenda and role of the punctuality.
- Listening and asking for feedback. Role of empathy.
- Resolving conflicts among participants.