Making Time: Priorities, People and Procedures at Work

Duration : 2 hours Course Level : Introductory Delivery Method : Online
Course Cost : £41.99

Research by British Telecom found that 8 out of 10 managers are working such long hours that it’s causing rows at home [1]. Forward-thinking businesses recognise that using time management techniques improves employee work-life balance, helps bolster morale and enables an organisation to retain and attract better quality staff.

Making Time: Priorities, People and Procedures at Work gives a valuable introduction to the art of effective time management. The course focuses on three key skills: prioritising and planning, dealing with people, and working procedures. By the time they have completed the course, staff will know how to make the most of their time – to the benefit of the business and their personal life.

This course is structured around a series of engaging video clips. Key messages are delivered with simplicity and impact, making learning more memorable.

[1] Research conducted by British Telecom and featured in Video Arts e-learning course Making Time: Priorities, People and Procedures at Work.

Who is the course for?

Making Time: Priorities, People and Procedures at Work is suitable for individuals and managers who need to make the most of their time to ensure their workload is manageable and to achieve their deadlines.

This course is appropriate to any business sector, there are no formal entry requirements and employees do not require any prior experience.

What will you get from this course?

When you have completed this course you will be able to:

  • recall the four main points of planning and preparation
  • know how to prioritise your work
  • handle interruptions effectively, even from superiors
  • undertake some everyday practices that will free-up more of your time

Course features

This course will show you how to and how not to prioritise pieces of work and plan your schedule. The course follows Carl, who is totally unorganised, Tina, who is so organised that she spends too much time rescheduling her personal organiser, and Bruce, who has learnt how to manage his time and now shows Carl and Tina how to do the same. With Bruce’s help they learn the importance of planning and prioritising, how to deal with interruptions and how to change the ways they work to save valuable time.

Set in everyday surroundings, the performers act out realistic situations in a light hearted and entertaining way that will help you recognise some common errors and understand how to correct them. The familiar settings will help you to apply the material to your own workplace.

Before you begin the course, you’ll take a short test to help identify any knowledge gaps. As you work through the course, you’ll be presented with simple exercises to check your learning. At the end there is a 15 question quiz to help sum up what you have learned.

You can start the course straight away and access it at any time, providing you have the use of a computer with an internet connection. The course is available for six months from the date first accessed.

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