Work, Time & Stress Management

Time management is about improving productivity by the efficient use of time. It is the processes and the tools that we employ to ensure efficient use of time. It is accepted that when we manage our time well, we will be more organized, efficient and happier.

Today, we are bombarded with various tools to manage our time; however, some are practical while others are too cumbersome. Tools which are employed for personal monitoring of time should be easy to use and practical in application. 


In managing time, the first and most important critical element is the understanding its concept; it can be measured but once it is gone, it is irreplaceable. Time is a quantity that is determined by quality. A space of time is only as good as its usage and this is personal. When a Mr Ali is idling, he may not contribute much to anyone but when Newton was idling under the apple tree all those years ago, he contributed to the Laws of Gravity.

At the same time, there are activities that we indulge in which do not have any value to our efficiency. These we need to identify and eliminate. We need to apply skills which gravitate towards productive use of time.

What is Stress?

Stress is a normal part of everyday life. When managed well, it can work in a positive way to help us to perform better. But badly managed, or ignored, it can be a killer. Stress is the body’s respond to the demands placed on it. The amount of pressure will determine whether we can cope or not.

The word “stress” comes from the Latin word stringere, which means hardship. The word “stress” as we use it now, is an abbreviated from “distress.”

The psychologist Hans Selye, who contributed much to our understanding of stress with his work in the seventies, was one of the first to use the term “stress” to denote a potentially damaging force. He also spoke of a “state of stress” to describe bodily changes in response to a stressful situation. 

Workshop Objectives

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Develop the ability to identify significant issues, and focus on them until they are resolved.
  • Spend the appropriate amount of time on the activities necessary to accomplish their objectives.
  • Accept responsibility for their actions and inactions.
  • Make tough priority decisions and act upon them.
  • Determine which priorities they can and cannot complete and learn to live with the difference.
  • Understand what and how stress, if unchecked will affect the productivity and quality of life. 


Workshop Content

 Time Management

  • Personal Mastery
  • Elements of professionalism
  • Effective work habits for the 21st century
  • Your Self/Projected/Public Image
  • Time Management Principles
  • How much control do you have over your time?
  • Identify time wasters
  • Issue of ‘urgency’ vs ‘important’
  • The three tests of time
  • Prime time
  • Setting priorities: Time Management Matrix
  • Time Management Techniques
  • Planning
  • Setting long-term & short-term goals
  • Long-term and short-term planning aids
  • Tools for Planning
  • Managing your Meetings effectively
  • Guidelines and checklist in organising
  • Tools of an effective meeting
  • Self-management
  • Organise yourself
  • Learn to say “NO”
  • Set up a personal file system
  • Practical suggestions to reduce stress 
  • Action planning
  • The time log
  • The time trouble shooting chart
  • Action plan
  • 6 tips for effective time management


Stress Management

  • EI Quiz
  • Understanding EI
  • Introduction to Emotional Intelligence
  • The Five Competencies of Emotional Intelligence
    • Self-Awareness
    • Self-Regulation
    • Self-Motivation
    • Empathy
    • Effective Relationship 
  • The 1st Competency of Emotional Intelligence
  • Self-Awareness
    • Exercise 1 – Name that feeling
  • The 2nd Competency of Emotional Intelligence
  • Self-Regulation
    • Exercise 2 – What are you telling yourself?
  • The 3rd Competency of Emotional Intelligence
  • Self-Motivation
    • Exercise 3 – Eye on the goal 
  • The 4th Competency of Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy
    • Exercise 4 – Communicating at all level
  • The 5th Competency of Emotional Intelligence
  • Effective Relationship
    • Exercise 5 – Enthusiasm, It’s Contagious – Pass it on!


Duration : Two (2) days; 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Call +603-7873 5017 or email to us at training@jobhouse.com.my for more information & enquiries.

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