Jour Fixe: Time-Management
"I don't have any time", is the most common excuse we make about not doing something.
WiB member Aaron Marko, partner of the Ambassadress of Slovenia, who works as a trainer and coach, began his presentation with the question: "Every day, we have 24 hours – so why don't we have any time?”
With a delay of 15 minutes – a collective loss of 10 hours, good-humouredly calculated on the basis of the number of participants – he started his introduction to the world of Time Management.
*Where do we lose time every day?
*How do I motivate myself and others (to do something)?
*How important is preparation for the next day?
*How do I create a realistic plan?
*What can I do without?
Unnecessary time is lost when work flows are interrupted, when too many small tasks are undertaken before tackling the really important things, when waiting for others, but also due to dependence on others and factors that we cannot control. A big problem is a lack of work and time discipline.
According to Aaron Marko, it is possible to learn to manage time better. Important elements include:
*positive self-motivation (why do I feel good today? or also: I will do my best today!)
*setting priorities and delegating
Taking breaks, enjoying a nice lunch, and taking one's biorhythm seriously also contribute to successful management of one's time.
Many questions from the audience indicated a high level of interest and a lively discussion followed.