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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 www.asq.org/pub/jqp.

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