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Aligning Goals and Priorities to Manage Time

Too much to do and too little time? Everything is urgent? Modern technology means our employers can reach us 24/7, so schedule management and goal setting are more important than ever. When you're under pressure to deliver, you need to know your priorities. Meeting targets and achieving goals consistently regardless of the business situation isn't easy. And this means managing your time effectively. In this course, you'll learn about aligning each goal with your employer's expectations, clarifying your goals, and prioritizing your most important work. You'll also learn how to ask questions to clarify goals, and how to establish and schedule priorities based on these goals.

Lesson Objectives

  • recognize how misaligned goals can result in a lack of clarity at work

  • sequence examples of the steps for using a goal alignment worksheet to align your goals with organizational goals

  • ask questions that will help you clarify your goals so you know what is important

  • identify some guiding principles that can help you prioritize your work effectively

  • match tasks to their appropriate level of urgency and importance as defined in a Priority Matrix

  • determine your goals and then prioritize your work tasks according to their importance and urgency


Expected Duration (hours)

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