TIME MANAGEMENT: Prioritize to be Effective


Time Management is important but often ignored skill. Time is the only precious resource allocated equally to every human being. However 9 out of 10 persons complain about long working hours, not meeting targets, excessive paperwork, fragmented days, neglected family and such others. They say there are not just enough hours in a day.

Purposeful managers are the result of high focus and energy. They organize their own skills and resources to meet the departmental and organizational goals.  Effective managers make a conscious attempt to monitor their daily activities with the corresponding outcome; and are aware of their time wasters. They spend time reflecting on the direction and intention of their actions. To optimize their time: prioritizing, delegating, coaching, motivating skills are used by result oriented managers. They are keenly aware that every act of theirs should add value and move towards achieving what is critical for the department and organization. Staying away from useless diversionary activities is their trademark and that too without affecting smooth working relationship with colleagues and senior/s.  ‘Working Smarter, Not Harder’ is an important area that cannot be ignored.

Nothing can be more rewarding at the end of our lives than a sense of satisfaction that we have spent more of our time wisely than we have wasted.

Participation Level :

The workshop is designed for Executives/Managers and middle Management level staff from all functional areas.

Objectives :

      To strengthen planning skills - calendaring, estimating, and sequencing and prioritizing to increase job performance
      To help apply the ABCDE Prioritizing Model
      To develop skills of ‘Prioritizing Best Practices’ through
      To make them aware of the difference between unscheduled requests and interruptions and provide strategies to handle them
      To help identify their time wasters & methods of overcoming them and to evaluate their own tendency towards procrastination
       To help learn innovative methods like – time boxing, positioning of workspace, involving colleagues, coming back to interrupted work with same tempo, working smarter not harder and others…

What is Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry:

Bombay Chamber Of Commerce and Industry is the oldest operating chamber of commerce in India serving Indian commercial organizations for the past 180 years. The Chamber has several thousand members from large, medium and small companies. Members of the Chamber contribute very significantly to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country. The Managing Committee of the Chamber includes top professionals from industry, banking, and finance. It has its headquarters in Mumbai, the commercial capital of India and home to many, if not most, multinationals, banks and financial institutions in the country, the majority of whom are its members.
The vision of Bombay Chember Of Commerce and Industry is to ,“Contribute effectively towards overall development of commerce and trade by addressing core issues and be responsive to the needs of business”.


Dr. Lata Shetty, is the Director, Mainstream Training Centre, which offers Soft Skills Training Programmes in a variety of settings.  Qualifications: B.Sc., M.S.W., Ph.D., a gold medalist throughout her academic career and holds a Doctorate from the prestigious Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).

Event Date:

22nd Feb 2018

10:00 am to 05:00pm


Board Room,
Bombay Chamber,
The Ruby, NW-29,
Senapati Bapat Marg,
Dadar (W), Mumbai-400 028