Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to underscore the importance of time and outline timeless tools to manage your time. Design/methodology/approach – The tools are gleaned from author's 32 years of practical experience in industry, teaching, training, research and consultancy. It explains the significance of time and elaborates with illustrations to manage your time. Findings – The paper cautions that if you waste one second, you wasted one second of your life. Research limitations/implications – Qualitative/action research inevitably needs to be backed up by more formal research into the topic. This paper offers an agenda for action and further qualitative/quantitative research in time management. Practical implications – The timeless tools on time management can be applied in all areas of life such as personal, professional and social lives. Social implications – These time‐tested tools are essential for everybody to make a difference for themselves and also for others. Originality/value – The paper enlightens that the biggest gift one can give to others is time, not money.
Industrial and Commercial Training – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jul 1, 2014
Keywords: Switching costs; Information overload; Time management; Goal setting; Procrastination