Effective time management for improved performance

Jones, Lyndon and Hood, Penelope J. (2010) Effective time management for improved performance. Industrial and Commercial Training, 42 (7). pp. 386-388. ISSN 0019-7858

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/00197851011080603


Purpose: The paper aims to consider how effective time management can lead to improved personal and organisational performance. Design/methodology/approach: The paper draws on the collective experience of the authors. The relationship between culture and chronicity is explained with reference to working styles. It deals with the notion of time and time span with regard to new technologies, and how these may impact on concentration, face-to-face communication and styles of learning. It discusses the importance of effective systems and task management, along with decision making. Finally, the paper addresses time issues pertaining to e-mail. Findings: The paper finds that the nature of information has changed from face-to-face to staring at computer screens. Research shows that over one-quarter of recipients of e-mails misunderstood the communication, even where those interacting are close colleagues, while research at three US business schools found that colleagues were more likely to be dishonest with one another when using e-mail because of the lack of face-to-face interaction. Studies have also shown that business teams co-operate less if they have not talked face-to-face.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Time-based management, Culture, Communication, Electronic mail
Faculty: ARCHIVED Lord Ashcroft International Business School (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2011 14:18
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 16:17
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/133452

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