You Have Too Much Time

You Have Too Much Time Development Process

‘You Have Too Much Time’ is a comprehensive development process to boost individuals’ and teams’ effectiveness through better time management. It builds on the very best of the original TMI methodology in time management and personal effectiveness – such as Time Manager, Personal Organization, and Time Manager for Microsoft Outlook™ – and integrates these in a development process including pre-research, a training workshop, on-site follow-up and the measurement of results.

Target audience

Busy managers and business professionals who want to diminish stress, regain control, boost their focus and effectiveness, and create a better balance between work life and private life.

Method

This is a comprehensive time management development process in 3 steps:

  1. Pre-research and needs analysis
  2. Training program on effective time management
  3. On-site follow-up and evaluation


1. Pre-research and needs analysis

A cross-section of course participants are invited to identify current working habits, time management practices, working environment and constraints. This assessment typically involves opinion leaders, people with a high level of personal effectiveness and people with a lower level of personal effectiveness in the organization. Participants also complete the Personal Performance Self Assessment (paper or web based) of their time management practices and personal effectiveness before the training to establish a baseline for measuring progress, and to fully identify common needs.

2. Training program on effective time management

Setting your priorities – importance versus urgency, definition of ‘important’, from vision and goals to results
Building your decision base – defining key areas and tasks, what to do and when to do
Time management and planning – scheduling, elephant technique and preventing procrastination
Planning your day – how to plan a day, managing your energy, black time, red time, green time, and blue time
Time management and personal organization – overview, structure and control, how the brain works, organizing your desk, guidelines for managing information coming your way
Time management and meetings – 4 types of meetings, agenda for decision meetings and problem solving meetings, guidelines before, during and after the meetings
Time management and communication by e-mail – new ways to handle e-mails so they work for you and not against you

3. On-site follow-up

Following the program the workshop leader visits each course participant at their workplace to assess the actual implementation of effective time management practices, celebrate victories and offer further coaching and support for enhanced results.

Course form

A 3-step development process

  • Pre-assessment survey on time management and effectiveness
  • 2-day in-company time management training workshop
  • On-site follow up and post-assessment of improvements in time management practices and the results achieved
  • Group size: 12-20, but also suitable for larger audiences
  • Participants receive a complimentary personal copy of the TMI book Time Manager® – The Key to Personal Effectiveness.