Managing Time for Leaders and Managers

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Managing Time for Leaders and Managers

Authors: Tommy van Schaik, Doru Catana, Wilvie Anora, Alice Meredith, Ada Epistatu, Shelley Benhoff

In this skill path, you will gain comprehensive knowledge on how to make the most effective and efficient use of time within your professional organization. First, you will... Read more

Setting Individual Goals Time management for individuals Preventing extractions Personal information management Team time management techniques Work estimating techniques Work prioritization techniques Team communication techniques Team level content and information management techniques to improve time management

Pre-requisites

Beginner

In this beginner section, we will explore techniques that will increase time management and productivity on the individual level. First, we will explore ways to set goals for yourself so you can prioritize work, Second, we will take a deep dive into individual time management techniques. And finally, we will explore how to protect yourself from distractions at work and reduce search time by personal information management. After this section, you will be able to utilize and tailor techniques to provide the best time management approach for you as an individual.

Setting Goals- Your Guide to Focusing on What Is Important

by Tommy van Schaik

May 29, 2020 / 28m

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Having unclear goals leads to people focusing and spending time in the wrong areas. In this course, Setting Goals- Your Guide to Focusing on What Is Important, you will gain the ability to effectively set goals for yourself and creating your first step in effective time management. First, you will learn why goals are so important to improve your time management. Next, you will learn the best-of-breed techniques for setting goals. Finally, you will learn what constitutes good goals and how you can incorporate them in the other aspects of time management. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge needed to effectively set goals for yourself and improve your time management.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Why Goals are Important
  3. Setting Your Goals
  4. Goal Setting Techniques

Time Management – Maximizing Your Productivity

by Tommy van Schaik

May 1, 2020 / 1h 47m

1h 47m

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Time is the most valuable resource we all share, however, we spend a lot of that time procrastinating and not focusing on the things that matter to us in the long run. In this course, Time Management – Maximizing Your Productivity, you will learn to maximize the effectiveness of your time. First, you will learn why time management is important. Next, you will learn about the most popular time management techniques. Finally, you will explore how to tailor your own time management approach. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills needed to effectively use your time for the things that matter most to you and the goals you have set for yourself.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Why Spend Time on Time Management?
  3. Getting Things Done Method
  4. The Pomodoro Technique
  5. Other Time Management Approaches
  6. Combining, Reviewing, and Perfecting Your Time Management

Protecting Yourself from Distractions

by Tommy van Schaik

May 15, 2020 / 57m

57m

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Distractions are plentiful in the modern workplace and they have a devastating effect on our productivity. In this course, Protecting Yourself from Distractions, you will gain the ability to apply the best practices for handling distractions and protecting your productivity. First, you will learn why distractions are so devastating for your productivity. Next, you will discover the concept of hyper-focus and how this helps you to become more productive. Finally, you will learn how to apply best practices for handling distractions in the workplace. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to handle distractions and make sure you spend your time as productive as possible.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Distractions and Your Productivity
  3. Multitasking and Information Overload
  4. How to Handle Distractions

Optimizing Personal Information Management: Your Guide to Never Searching Twice

by Tommy van Schaik

Jun 5, 2020 / 1h 6m

1h 6m

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In the modern workplace, your single scarcest resource is time. Finding the right documentation and information to help you make decisions can be a huge time-burden for knowledge workers. In this course, Optimizing Personal Information Management: Your Guide to Never Searching Twice, you will learn the best-of-breed techniques to make sure you store and retrieve information in the best manner possible. First, you will discover the importance of good personal information management. Then, you will explore common techniques for personal information management. Lastly, you will learn how to tailor different personal information management techniques to fit your individual situation. After taking this course, you will be able to tailor the best-of-breed personal information management techniques to make sure you spend less time on finding information and more time on value-adding activities.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Personal Information Management
  3. Personal Information Management Techniques
  4. Personal Information Management Tooling and Tailoring

Intermediate

In this intermediate section, we will zoom in on time management and productivity techniques on the team level. First, we will explore team time management techniques. Second, we will explore ways to estimate work within the team. And finally, we will explore how to prioritize and distribute work within the team. After this section, you will be able to implement the techniques necessary to optimize the time management practices within your team.

Team Time Management Techniques

by Doru Catana

Apr 27, 2020 / 1h 31m

1h 31m

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It's common sense that all professionals are searching for ways to boost their productivity. Yet when things shift to a team dynamic, time management is no longer just management of self, but also management of communication, of relationships with others, of aligning or conflicting goals. And that's where this course comes into play. Its goal is to help you, not only boost your team's productivity with effective techniques, but also show you the underlying principles of those techniques, to help you improve your relationship with your team, streamline communication and have these results consistently, not just for one week or one month. And it strives to do this with actionable and practical ideas for implementation, each step of the way.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. First Principles Approach to Time Management Techniques
  3. Management of People When Integrating Time Management Techniques
  4. Individual vs. Team Time Management Comparison and Adaption
  5. Effective Communication Techniques
  6. Integrating Habits, Routines, Procedures, and Tools to Foster Progress
  7. Course Summary and Taking Action

Estimating the Work within Your Team - Get the Most Value by Doing the Work That Matters

by Wilvie Anora

Mar 8, 2021 / 2h 36m

2h 36m

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Managers are faced with many challenges particularly in how to manage a team effectively and efficiently to get the most value from the work that they are doing.

In this course, Estimating the Work within Your Team - Get the Most Value by Doing the Work That Matters, you’ll learn to effectively and efficiently manage your team by estimating the work that will be done, thereby getting the most value from the work that they are doing for the organization.

First, you’ll explore how to use the RICE (Reach, Impact, Confidence, and Effort) prioritization technique or framework to identify priority tasks for the team.

Next, you’ll discover what are the different ways of estimating work which include the following: (a) Fibonacci for effort estimation, (b) collaborative estimation for time-efficient estimation and (c) relative estimation. From this knowhow, you will be able to select the right estimation technique applicable to your work scenario.

Finally, you’ll learn how to apply common techniques to split the work that your team is doing thereby ensuring effective and efficient delegation.

When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of estimating the work within your team which is needed to get the most value from the work that they are doing for the organization.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Work Prioritization
  3. Work Effort Estimation
  4. Collaborative and Relative Estimation
  5. Estimation Technique Selection
  6. Work Splitting Technique

Prioritizing and Distributing Work in Teams: Get the Most Value by Doing the Work That Matters

by Alice Meredith

Jan 22, 2021 / 57m

57m

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Distributing and prioritizing your team's workload is an essential skill in enhancing your management capabilities. In this course, Prioritizing and Distributing Work in Teams: Get the Most Value by Doing the Work that Matters, you’ll learn skills to help you efficiently distribute and manage work across your teams. First, you’ll explore the benefits that come from distributing and prioritizing your teams’ workload. Next, you’ll explore four diverse prioritization techniques that have repeatedly proven their effectiveness for teams all around the world. Finally, you’ll learn key actionables to help you evaluate and assess your team in the execution of their work. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have skills and knowledge to help you better connect work responsibilities to the appropriate team member and distribute workload across your team to avoid employee burnout and stress.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Understanding and Utilizing Teamwork Distribution
  3. Evaluate Different Prioritization Techniques
  4. Applying and Assessing Prioritization Techniques

Advanced

In this advanced section, we will focus on collaboration techniques that will increase productivity and time management on the team level. First, we will look at optimizing the communication techniques within a team. Secondly, we will look at the connection between personal information management and team information management. And finally, we will zoom in on techniques to practice the most effective information management on the team level.

Team Communication Techniques - Optimizing Information Sharing within Your Team

by Ada Epistatu

Feb 23, 2021 / 1h 23m

1h 23m

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Poor or negative communication, incomplete information, and conflicts can bring added stress to the team. Team communication is what makes things happen; it creates team culture and provides direction and purpose. In this course, Team Communication Techniques - Optimizing Information Sharing within Your Team, you’ll learn to apply relevant communication techniques within your unique team.

First, you’ll explore your team of people and team of tools in order to identify gaps and the success elements needed for outstanding communication. Good team communication will mean you finish projects and tasks more efficiently. Everyone will have a clear understanding of what they need to do by when.

Next, you’ll step into the computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) approach with new ways of using technology that support people in their day-to-day work.

Finally, you’ll learn how to apply specialized techniques using various scenarios based on actual situations. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of team communication needed to facilitate the information exchanged between team members.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Discovering Your Team of People and Team of Tools
  3. Stepping into Your New Tools Environment
  4. Using Face-to-face Interaction Techniques for an Outstanding Collaboration
  5. Using Continuous Task Techniques for a 24/7 Steady Workflow
  6. Using Communication and Coordination Techniques for Effective Team Work
  7. Using Remote Interaction Techniques for Easy Communication Even When Far Away
  8. Making All 4 CSCW Quadrants Work Together Based on Your Team Needs

Effective Content and Information Management in Your Team - Help Your Team to Reduce Search Time

by Shelley Benhoff

Mar 18, 2021 / 2h 30m

2h 30m

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Deciding on best practices for information and document management as well as file sharing can be challenging. This course, Effective Content and Information Management in Your Team - Help Your Team to Reduce Search Time, is for any manager who needs to improve their teams' productivity through information management. Throughout this course, you will be presented with different information management tools to show what types of documentation work well with each information management tool. You will begin by learning the common pitfalls of information management and how to improve your teams' productivity through managing documentation. Next, you will utilize the most popular tools for business documentation including SharePoint and Microsoft Office 365, OneDrive, GitHub Wiki, Basecamp, Google Drive: Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Drawings, and Confluence. Then, you will begin using file sharing tools including Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, and Dropbox. Finally, you will learn how to create a team content lifecycle management strategy. By the end of this course, you will be able to choose the right content and information management tooling for your team and your types of documentation.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Learning Content and Information Management
  3. Improving Your Teams' Productivity Techniques
  4. Selecting the Right Tooling for Documentation
  5. Picking the Right Tooling for File Sharing
  6. Creating a Team Content Lifecycle Management Strategy
  7. Choosing the Right Tooling for Team Information Management