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Time Diary
 

Keeping a Time Diary

Why?

No one can manage time. We all manage the way we use time. The "Time Diary" helps people become more aware of how they use time. Then we can decide to change the way we use time if we wish. This may lead to more effectiveness, less stress and more job satisfaction too!

How?

The format below has worked well in the past. You need not go into minute detail. This will take too long. You will get lots of benefits by considering chunks of work and the time they take. I give an example below. I recommend you keep up the diary for a week to get the most out of it.

Afterwards, you can judge if you are using time in the right way for you.

 Time

What I did

Why I did it

Benefits to me and the organisation

1230

Wrote time diary note

To help Terry with time issues

Enhancing my value to the company

Developing a useful tool

Helping Terry immediately

1310

Lunch

 Hungry and needed a rest

 Able to work better afterwards

 

etc

 

etc etc etc

 

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There are free articles, exercises, designs, book references and links to other sources about many aspects of personal, team, management and organisation development on this website. I will add other resources as I learn what you want.

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