The Concise Time Management and Personal Development

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Organise office work

Time effectiveness in offices

Office literally means the place where much of the work is done. It may be the directing headquarters of an enterprise or organisation, or simply the place where a professional or self-employed person conducts professional business.

In this section we will concentrate on two key areas of this part of your time efficiency and effectiveness framework — organising paperwork and controlling interruptions.


How to control interruptions

An interruption is only an interruption if it is something that stops or hinders by breaking in on some continuity or other, such as writing a report or carrying out an interview.

Although most text books say that you should refuse to be inter-
rupted (arrange to call back or fix a meeting), we all know in
practice that it often makes sense to accept the interruption.
But you must control it, otherwise it's goodbye to your `To Do'
list for that part of the day.

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  • The Concise - Time Management and Personal Development *
  • About the Author *
  • Contents *
  • Part Two - Personal Development *
  • About This Book x
  • Part One - Time Management *
  • 1 - Philosophy 2
  • 2 - Develop a Personal Sense of Time 9
  • 3 - Identify Long-Term Goals 13
  • 4 - Make Middle-Term Plans 20
  • 5 - Plan the Day 26
  • 6 - Make the Best Use of Your Best Time 33
  • 7 - Organise Office Work 35
  • 8 - Manage Meetings 38
  • 9 - Delegate Effectively 44
  • 10 - Make Use of Committed Time 49
  • 11: Manage Your Health 52
  • Part Two - Personal Development *
  • 1: Introduction 60
  • 2 - Philosophy 63
  • 3 - Where You Are Now 80
  • 4 - How You Can Learn and Develop Yourself 93
  • 5 - Where You Want to Be 108
  • 6 - Evaluate, Check, Review and Update 118
  • 7: Your Personal Profile 124
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