Unit 1: Identify time management profiles.
Topic A: Current time management techniques and processes used by the learner to manage him/herself and his/her division/department/section are identified to aid future time management of the section.
Topic B: Weaknesses in current work processes are identified in terms of poor time management.
Topic C: The top time wasters that impact on the organisation's productivity are identified with a view to minimizing their negative influence.
Topic D: The external forces that affect time utilization are identified and an explanation is given of their effect with examples.
Unit 2: Understand the principles of time management.
Topic A: The 80/20 principle in identifying key tasks is explained with examples.
Topic B: Delegation as a means of utilizing time and human resources correctly is explained with examples of good and bad practice.
Topic C: Prioritizing as a technique to manage the work of a team/group/section is explored in relation the work of the specific group and a decision made as to which tasks are of greater priority for the group.
Topic D: The principle of balance between the various aspects of one's life is understood in terms of creating time for them all so as to optimize one's life.
Unit 3: Draw up time efficient work plans to carry out department/division work functions.
Topic A: The organisation's objectives are understood and clearly defined in terms of the work that has to be done by the department/division/section.
Topic B: The objectives are translated into work plans for the department/division/section.
Topic C: The key activities required to complete a specific project are identified and all tasks and work procedures are analyzed and assigned to a specific time frame.
Topic D: Persons to whom tasks can be delegated are identified and included in the plan.
Topic E: Plans eliminate and/or manage time wasters in the department/division/
Topic F: Tasks are prioritized in terms of urgency and importance for the department/division/section/organisation.
Unit 4: Implement time efficient work plans.
Topic A: Delegation is used correctly as a tool by the manager and subordinates when applicable to get the work done.
Topic B: Emphasis is placed on proactive measures such as efficient information flow, efficient meeting planning and management and administrative procedures in the daily work processes of the department/division/section to minimize time wasting.
Topic C: Plans are implemented once all involved are informed of their roles, duties and functions.
Topic D: Progress with work plans is monitored on an on-going basis and amendments are made where necessary.