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Time Management

Session Format:

One 3-Hour Session


Studies have shown that the average American worker wastes approximately 32 percent of his/her time on the job and wasted time reduces productivity. In addition, incorrect use of time reduces a supervisor’s effectiveness and tends to lower productivity.


The participant will learn: (1) productivity and time management techniques, (2) a how-to approach to time management, and (3) how the company/plant atmosphere contributes to effective use of time or promotes time theft.

Content Outline

  • Productivity, time, and the supervisor
  • Production obstacles and time wasters
  • Analyzing and planning time
  • Time management guidelines and techniques
  • Establishing goals and putting goals on a priority basis
  • Sticking to the priorities and organizing the work-day
  • Managing time and work habits
  • Dealing with procrastination
  • Confusing efficiency with effectiveness
  • Controlling interruptions
  • Handling pressure and avoiding management by crisis
  • Gaining control of time
  • Exercise: Identification of time management mistakes

Who Should Attend

This seminar is intended for managers, supervisors, supervisory trainees, or team members.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14