Discussion Topic 2: Time Management
Public health professionals must be experts at managing time in order to meet deadlines. Describe how utilizing an online calendar/schedule and task manager can help you throughout your coursework in the MPH program. Compare various methods of keeping track of events and tasks. Conclude your main post with a statement that indicates how you might improve upon your personal/professional time management.
Your completed responses should follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.). Your writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful. Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics. When citing sources, please be sure to use APA style guidelines.
Public health professionals have a responsibility to ensure they manage their time appropriately to enhance their service delivery. Utilizing online calendar/schedule and task manager is essential and can help students pursuing MPH programs.
Proper utility of online calander enhances proper time management and as well is an indication of organization and focus. Health professionals are able to execute their duties and assignments within the time provided therefore avoiding inconveniences.
To ensure achievement of the objectives, it is important to keep track of events and tasks assigned. Various methods can be used to ensure that one keeps all events and tasks neatly. Some include use to-do-list, setting goals and prioritizing. To – do list allows an individual to come up with a list of items in a systematic manner. Setting goals allows an individual to formulate goals or objectives that one wants to be achieved (University of Kent, 2014). The goals are required to be measurable, specific, attainable, and realistic and time bound. In prioritizing, an individual comes up with a list of items and comes up with a mechanism to accomplish them by giving more emphasis on those that are more important ensuring that the tasks are accomplished in order of their importance. These methods therefore, relate as they allow a systematic way of accomplishing task and events.
I can improve my personal time management by understanding what I need to achieve and by setting realistic goals.
University of Kent. (2014). How to manage time effectively.