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Dealing with time-consuming tasks. Part A


These days, a company’s day-to-day business is often a matter of urgency. If you were to respond to every request, to take things to extremes, this could mean working 365 days a year, 7 days a week and 24 hours a day while still not achieving optimal performance.

Perhaps you feel you are no longer on top of your work schedule, and are a slave to time rather than in control of it?

You have to go along with constraints and multiple requests and are subjected to a whirlwind of urgent tasks and contradictions.

Let's refer to the requests and constraints you encounter as "time-consuming tasks".

In this module you will learn how to deal with these tasks and regain control.

Module Objectives

By the end of this module, you will know how to:

  • Identify your time-consuming tasks and taken a step back.
  • You will know how to save time by limiting the impact of time-consuming tasks generated by other people.

Module Program

By the end of this module, you will know how to:

  • Identify time-consuming tasks and taking a step back by grouping them into four categories.
  • Dealing with time-consuming tasks generated by other people.

Key Advantages

  • Your role as a coach: you are required to help the main character in the module and learn lessons from this specific situation.
  • You will complete a self-assessment to help you identify and categorize your own time-consuming tasks. Through role-plays, you will learn to manage other people's interruptions.

Target Audiences

Anyone who feels time-pressured. This module is particularly suitable for project stakeholders.


This is one of two learning modules on this topic. On completion it its recommended that you progress to Part B.