A Myth About Time Management

 

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It seems like everyone on your team has the same amount of time in their day, but that depends on how you look at it. Also: Design a crisis communications plan before an emergency strikes.

 

We all have the same 24 hours in a day. If someone is more productive than others, then they must be better at time management and have tapped into some secret productivity skills, right?

Not so fast, writes Jeffrey Cufaude in a recent post for Idea Architects.
“[W]hat is important to acknowledge, understand, and appreciate is how many of those hours are genuinely available for our discretionary use,” he writes.“And that’s where the clock starts to tell time differently.”

He goes on to describe a “Day in My Life” exercise that he has used with board members to learn more about them and “what choices are available to them about how they spend their time.” He suggests that the differences in people’s available discretionary time should be addressed on a personal and policy level.

“If we want to build more effective teams, if we want to strengthen interpersonal relationships, understanding a day in the life of others is a very good place to begin,” he writes.

By for Associations Now, a publication of the American Society of Association Executives.

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