Exclusive Content & Downloads from ASQ

Finding a Moment to Change the Future

Summary: The editors of this journal offer this introduction to time management techniques. The key to improving time utilization is balancing the time invested with expected results, both tangible and intangible. Keeping a time log can help identify whether the time invested is worth the result and identify where time is wasted. Common time wasters include telephone, mail and e-mail, unproductive meetings, paperwork, failure to delegate, slow decision making and personal style issues such as allowing interruptions or personally intervening to rumors and gossip. Tips on time management are available online at

Please sign-in or register to download this information. Registration is FREE and gives you access to ASQ's articles, case studies and general information.

Other Ways to Access content:

Join ASQ

Join ASQ as a Full member. Enjoy all the ASQ member benefits including access to many online articles.

Subscribe to Journal for Quality and Participation

Access this and ALL OTHER Journal for Quality and Participation online articles. You'll also receive the print version by mail.

  • Topics: Human Resources
  • Keywords: Communication, Decision making, Delegation, Paperwork, Productivity, Time management
  • Author: Hopen, Deborah
  • Journal: Journal for Quality and Participation