3.1 Time Management Concepts

Course Overview

Let’s face it – we will never get everything done. Every to-do list contains items that will roll over to the next day, and the next day, and the day after that. For every task we accomplish, two more will take its place. There will never be a day we can sit back and say, “All done!”

We can’t do everything, but we can do a great deal with the time we have. We are all given 24 hours a day, yet some people seem to accomplish far more in those hours than others. Their secret? Effective time management.

But time management isn’t really a secret after all. Walk into any bookstore, open any business magazine, or do an internet search and you will find thousands of tips and tricks. We don’t have enough time to learn how to manage our time!

In this course, we’ll cover the basic concepts of time management. We’ll look at the evolution of time management from the assembly line to the latest apps. We’ll go beyond the to-do list and learn new ways of thinking about prioritizing. We’ll take a look at distractions and how to handle them, as well as how to set up a personal workflow system to keep tasks on track.

We hope the time you spend on this course will help create or free up a tremendous amount of time which you can use to reach your goals!

Introductory Video

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will understand the following: 

  • Define time management
  • Identify new challenges in time management in the 21st century
  • Differentiate between role priorities and task priorities
  • Differentiate between time management and attention management
  • Use your time in the most efficient way possible

Study Guide (Optional)

We know that different people like to learn in different ways. If you like to write notes as you work through a course, here’s a handy study guide (.PDF) for you, in printable or “fillable” form. Use the printable version if you would like to print out the study guide and write down your notes. Or, if you prefer to use a PDF reader you can take notes on your favorite handheld device using the “fillable” version. 

Time Management Concepts Study Guide Plain.pdf 

Time Management Concepts Study Guide Fillable.pdf