Time management is often a popular resolution/goal in every year. However, it is not always easy to develop new skills and it is often hard to break old habits. Many do not make their goal to change because they do not develop a plan for the change. Start by planning to attend training, finding a process that will work best for you, or buying a simple tool to begin. Cookie-cutter processes and planners don’t work for everyone so find something generic to start and get going. Then develop a system that works for you. Don’t buy an expensive day-planner or electronic gadget until you know the basics and understand what type of tool you need. Soon it becomes easier to select a tool for yourself or request as a gift for your birthday or next Christmas.
If you want to improve time management for a group or a department, then share the above ideas. Also consider meeting management training (such as the RARA Approach) to help teams work well when they get together physically or virtually to prevent problems. An introduction to project management may also be helpful if many team members are be part of multiple projects as it can help them better understand where they fit and the importance of establishing a critical path and being accountable. Also think about providing tools that make meeting planning or project handling easier.