What's My Time Style?
Time management tools seem to be increasing in popularity everyday. There are paper planners, hand-held electronic planners, email schedule managers, planning software — all of which are intended to boost our productivity by organizing our days, hours, and minutes. Yet, why is it that these tools work for only some of us? It all has to do with our individual time management styles.
Traditional time management systems take a one-size-fits all approach. But in What’s My Time Style?, the goal is to encourage people to discover their own time style. They then can learn to make that style work for them rather than against them.
Research shows that the time management approach best suited to increasing an individual’s productivity largely depends on that individual’s behavioral style. This means that some people work best with the structure these popular tools offer, but for others, this structure can be frustrating and counter-productive.
What’s My Time Style? provides a simple and fun way to identify individual time management styles. Participants complete a series of unfinished statements relating to activities like project management, establishing priorities, and delegating.
Through their responses to these statements, individuals will:
Uncover a tendency toward one of 4 time management styles: spirited, direct, considerate, or systematic.
Identify strengths and weaknesses of their personal style.
Discover how to make their personal style work for them rather than against them.
Learn how to interact effectively with other time management styles.
Based on the popular behavioral style model found in our other What’s My Style? products, the 21-item participant booklet includes a description of the 4 behavioral styles, scoring, identification of strengths and trouble spots, time management suggestions for each style, and action planning.
The Facilitator Guide features theories of time management, explanation of how different behavioral styles manage time, tips to help different styles work together, administrative guidelines, training design, and transparency masters.
How It Works
Participants respond to 21 pairs of adjectives, using a pressure-sensitive form. After scoring is complete, easy-to-read charts allow respondents to quickly scan the strengths and trouble spots that characterize their particular time management styles.
The Facilitator Guide includes optional activities that allow participants to practice capitalizing on their styles and using flexibility when working with other styles. In addition, each Participant Guide provides a personal action-planning worksheet so that individuals can apply what they’ve learned to the workplace.
Uses for What’s My Time Style?Facilitating
What’s My Time Style? is ideal for training anyone who wants to learn more about his or her time management style. It makes an effective component in various training programs for a variety of topics, including:
What to Order
Order one Facilitator Guide per trainer and one Participant Guide per participant.
Facilitator Guide includes:
Sample training design
Blank training outline
Sample copy of re-formatted Participant Guide
CD-ROM containing Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation and reproducible masters (Certificate of Achievement, Training Evaluation and overhead transparency masters)
Convenient binder format
Participant Guide includes:
Pressure-sensitive Response Form
Charts depicting style strengths and trouble spots
Action planning worksheet
What's My Time Style? Starter Kit / $146.20 / Code #PDDC-HRDQ0307E3SK
Includes: 5 Participant Guides and Facilitator Guide
What's My Time Style? Participant Guide 5-Pack / $57.50 / Code #PDDC-HRDQ0307E1S05
What's My Time Style? Facilitator Guide / $115 / Code #PDDC-HRDQ0307E1FG
You may purchase What's My Time Style? Starter Kit for $146.20
You may purchase What's My Time Style? Five Pack Participant Guides for $57.50.
You may purchase What's My Time Style? Facilitator Guide for $115.00.
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