Time Management


Managing time effectively is essential to maximise performance. The concept offers a review of different time management techniques and highlights the main benefits, success factors, as well as some practical application steps and case evidence.

Technique Overview

Time Management

Time Management Definition

Time management is the process of organising, planning and controlling time to get more and better work done in less time. It is defined as “behaviours that aim at achieving an effective use of time while performing certain goal-directed activities (Claessens, 2007)” and “practices intended to maximise intellectual productivity (Britton and Tesser, 1991).” Time management can be viewed as a way of monitoring and controlling time (Eilam and Aharon, 2003). Marquis and Huston (2009), on the other hand, argue that time cannot be managed at all; individuals can manage events in relation to time.

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Further Reading

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Time Management references (4 of up to 20) *

  • Adams, R. V. and Blair, E. (2019). Impact of Time Management Behaviors on Undergraduate Engineering Students’ Performance. Sage Journals. Vol. 9 issue 1. https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244018824506.
  • Claessens, B. & E., Wendelien & G. Rutte, Christel & Roe, R. (2007). A Review of Time Management Literature. Personnel Review. 36. 10.1108/00483480710726136.
  • Covey, S. (1989). The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Free Press.
  • Britton, B. K. and Tesser, A. (1991). “Effects of time-management practices on college grades”, Journal of Educational Psychology, Vol. 83, pp. 405-10.

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