About the workshop
There are many methods of considering, examining and quantifying how we use our time, and they all can be extremely valid. However, there are a few fundamental questions which should be addressed before this course can be effective. Albert Einstein once said that the definition of insanity was doing the same thing and expecting a different result, and so this is true of how we use our time. Do we really want to change? Are we prepared to learn new habits?
Taking time to look at how we use time might appear to be a rather strange concept, but arguably not as strange as thinking that time is something that we can somehow manufacture. People often say that “time is money”, and so it might be considered a commodity. If you take an objective view, you could be forgiven for wondering whether time is actually a currency; an asset to be traded for a manager’s approval, a reputation or a fashionable status. If time is a currency, then perhaps a degree of careful financial planning might help avoid a “boom and bust” experience.
This workshop explores where attitudes towards time are developed, reveals habits and priorities, offers efficiency techniques and hopes to illustrate the benefits of challenging existing attitudes. By discovering how they choose to use their time – and what drives those choices, participants should leave with greater clarity about what goals are important to them and, furthermore, how they might reach them.
Through discussion, exercise and coaching, participants will gain a greater insight into how their values and attitudes relate to their choices, and how realistic those choices might be.
This session aims to undermine the false sense of comfort that the title Time Management has long provided. Taking control of how we use our time is a far more productive approach, and understanding the habits, preferences and inheritances that shape our relationship to time is the first step.
Book a place
Please note - if you book a place you are required to attend the whole of the session. If you are unable to commit to this, please cancel your place in plenty of time and let another student attend. Please arrive promptly to the session and remember to sign the attendance sheet.
Piero Vitelli (Island 41)
Who should attend
All Doctoral students
Please contact us if you have any special requirements.