These 14 Time Management Templates Will Help You to Get More Organised
Time management is fast becoming a skill that enables any and everything else. Without managing your time effectively nothing seems within our grasp. We want to change that. Time management templates can help you make more efficient use of your time.
We have been training Sales Directors, Category Managers, NPD Managers, Supply Chain Managers, and Account Managers, etc., in time management for the past 14 years. We understand the challenges of the FMCG industry.
Recently a Learner on our time management training course asked if we had any templates they could use. We did not. Until now. They wanted the templates because they understood the importance of having a time management system. And they understand the importance of building their own time management system. They just wanted a leg-up to start. These templates helped them greatly.
Explaining Each of the 14 Time Management Templates
Key Results Areas or KRA’s are at the heart of any effective time management system. Identifying your KRA’s is essential to reach beyond 60% effectiveness with your time management system. You can read more about KPI’s and KRA’s.
#2 Daily To-Do List Time Management Template
A daily to-do list is the foundation of any time management system. This is because without a plan for the day others will have one for you! Or you’ll spend most of the day glued to your email inbox. Use this time management template to-do list for each day of the week.
#3 Projects List
Most people do not have a projects list. A projects list enables you to keep focussed on the most important tasks. Those tasks that will make the biggest difference to your KRA’s, and in turn to the KPI’s. The next step on each item on your projects list makes its way onto your daily to-do list, which is where action happens.
#4 Meeting Actions
Meetings are considered to be a necessary evil. Back-to-back meetings can be the norm. Thought to be where ‘minutes are kept and hours are lost’. Though one of the keys to effective meetings is that the actions are captured properly.
#5 Waiting For List
A ‘Waiting For List’ is for those tasks that you delegate and want to keep track of. Delegating can be upwards, downwards and to the side. This time management template enables you to list and delegate and have a system that reminds you that you did and when the task is due back.
#6 Distraction List
Most people struggle to stay focussed. Either because they keep getting interrupted or because they are procrastinating. A distraction list gives you a tool to write down stuff when your mind wanders so that you can get back to what you were doing quickly.
#7 Weekly Goals Time Management Template
Sportspeople will tell you that without goals they struggle to improve. They need goals to beat, lose against, and then strive harder. Time management is no different. Incorporating goals into your time management system is simple and easy to do.
#8 Weekly Evaluation
Once you have set your goals you need to evaluate them. Just like a sportsperson would. The Weekly Evaluation time management template helps you review your goals to understand whether you achieve them or not, and what action you can take to improve.
#9 Monthly Goals
Similar to the ‘Weekly Goals’ template this is about setting goals on a monthly basis.
#10 Monthly Evaluation
Similar to the ‘Weekly Evaluation’ this template evaluates the monthly goals that have been set.
#11 Annual Goals
Similar to the Weekly and Monthly Evaluations this time management template is to set Annual Goals.
#12 Annual Evaluation
Similar to the Weekly and Monthly Evaluations this template will help you evaluate your Annual Goals.
#13 Some Day Maybe
A template specifically designed for getting those things out of your head that just need to go somewhere. Yet they are tasks that are neither urgent nor important. This completed template gets emptied every month.
#14 Project Time Management Template
Managing projects is an important part of any knowledge worker’s job. This time management project template helps because it is one page, simple, and practical means of preparing a project.
For further tips and information, you can take a look at our Ultimate Guide to Time Management Skills and our Time Management Skills YouTube Channel. Also, check out our award-winning blog to see more Time Management Skills Tips and articles.