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You probably instinctively know that it makes sense to manage your time. But what are the actual benefits of effective time management?

Being in control

Well, think about it. How do you feel when you think you don’t have enough time? Stressed out, or even panicked! But knowing what has to be done, when, and by whom, allows you to experience calmness. You feel in control of your time and your tasks. In addition, you open yourself up to new ideas and challenges in work.

When you’re in control of your time, you’re better able to defend your time against those who would knowingly waste if for you.

Earning a reputation

In fact, you begin to get a reputation as the person who gets stuff done. People admire how you manage your time and succeed with your tasks. This, in turn, means you are better positioned to seek promotion.

This positive reputation has other benefits too. For example, peers like to work with you, because you are successful in the workplace.

Feeling calmer

And think about the personal benefits. Because you are calmer, you sleep better and are easier to be around. You have high energy, and your personal and workplace relationships improve.

Getting more done

With good time management, you get more done in less time. This, in turn, gives you more free time, and helps you focus on what is important, and not just on what seems to be urgent. You can then put your freed-up time to good use, such as further training and learning, or other steps to develop your career. All these benefits also improve your overall well-being.

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    When it comes to improving your personal skills in the workplace, four essential skills stand out: the ability to be more productive at work; the ability to adapt to a changing work environment; the ability to manage your time effectively; and the ability to deal with setbacks. This module focuses on enhancing your skills in these four critical areas.

    When it comes to productivity, you will learn about the difference between being busy and being productive, and techniques you can use to increase your output and to deal with unwelcome distractions and interruptions.

    The lesson on adaptability focuses on how to cultivate an adaptable mind-set at work, and how to find alternative – and innovative – solutions to problems by using tactics like brainstorming and mind-mapping.

    The time-management lesson explains how to prioritize tasks and set goals, how to save and create time, and how to eliminate personal time stealers such as excessively viewing email or attending too many meetings.

    The module concludes with a lesson on how to respond to setbacks in the workplace. You will discover the importance of demonstrating resilience in the face of adversity, and how to turn setbacks into valuable learning opportunities.