Essential Time Management and Organisation: A Pocket Guide

  • 24m
  • Sarah Cook
  • IT Governance
  • 2011

Do you struggle to get everything done in the time you have available? Are you deluged with interruptions to your work flow? Do you find it difficult to prioritise your tasks and wish you were more organised?

Today’s working environment moves at a very fast pace and, at times, it can be difficult to keep up. Expectations are high, and there are so many things competing for our attention. On top of the workload, we’re interrupted by the phone ringing, e-mails landing in the inbox, people dropping in the office and, before we know it, the day has passed and we’ve only achieved half of what we intended to do.

If any of this sounds familiar, then this book is for you! Essential Time Management and Organisation will help you transform the way you work and regain control of your working day. This clear and concise guide offers tried and tested techniques for organising your time and achieving your goals.

Be more productive

Drawing on current best practice and personal experience, Sarah Cook shows you how to:

  • accomplish more in the working day
  • reduce your stress levels by being more organised
  • get things done efficiently and effectively
  • enjoy a reputation as a highly-efficient member of the team.

Improve your working practices

With the help of clear diagrams, checklists and models, this pocket guide will enable you to:

  • transform your methods of working
  • prioritise your tasks
  • follow the 4D model for dealing with e-mails
  • take full advantage of your most productive time of day
  • manage interruptions
  • eliminate timewasters
  • delegate effectively – including upwards!

About the Author

Sarah Cook is the Managing Director of The Stairway Consultancy Ltd. She has over 20 years’ consulting experience, specialising in leadership and management development. Prior to this, Sarah worked for Unilever and as the Head of Customer Care for a retail marketing consultancy.

Sarah has practical experience of helping managers to improve the way they manage and organise their time. She has written widely on the topics of time management, leadership, management development, team building and coaching. She also speaks regularly on these subjects at conferences and seminars.

Sarah is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and is a Chartered Marketer. She has an MA from Cambridge University and an MBA, and is an accredited user of a wide range of psychometric and team diagnostic tools.

In this Book

  • Essential Time Management and Organisation — A Pocket Guide
  • Preface
  • How Successful Are You As A Time Manager?
  • Setting Objectives, Goals and Priorities
  • Planning Your Time
  • Avoiding Timewasters
  • E-Mail Management
  • Delegation Techniques
  • Summary and Overview of Time Management Tools and Techniques
  • ITG Resources