Play It Again! Learn Effective Time Management

Time ManagementIn the work world, it has become a reality that we are all trying to do more with less. Since there tend to be more tasks at hand and often fewer people to accomplish those tasks, effective time management is crucial. Dr. Donald Wetmore of the Productivity Institute has pulled together a list of things that he has discovered in his years making presentations and one of the enlightening facts from the list is that “20% of the average workday is spent on ‘crucial’ and ‘important’ things, while 80% of the average workday is spent on things that have ‘little value’ or ‘no value.'”

I found this figure to be somewhat astounding and went on to discover that interruptions, procrastination, lack of team communication and ineffective meetings were cited as some of the top time wasters in the average work day. Sound familiar? I think that most professionals probably have similar experiences to relate. A while back, Demco produced a webinar, “Tomorrow … From the Beginning,” by Catherine Hakala-Ausperk of Libraries Thrive Consulting that addressed this very subject. During this informative session, Catherine offered strategies and tips to help you better manage your time and find ways to take control of your day. Armed with this knowledge, you will find yourself in a better position to help move your organization forward and handle the unexpected. It’s easy to take advantage of this outstanding on-demand webinar and discover how you can find time for what’s important. In addition to the broadcast you will also find additional materials including, the presentation slides and a log of the questions and answers that were addressed during and after the session. Take advantage of this and numerous other webinars all ready and available when you are.

Tomorrow … From the Beginning Webinar

Featuring Catherine Hakala-Ausperk

Having time management skills is no longer an option in today’s busy libraries. This webinar will help everyone, from seasoned professionals to beginners with new responsibilities, better handle their work, their stress — and their valuable time!

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Janet Nelson

Janet Nelson

Janet is the former Director of Library Engagement and Solutions at Demco. She managed and developed relationships with key industry leaders to understand changing library trends and services.