Employees waste 759 hours each year due to workplace distractions, which of course negatively impacts productivity, revenue and progression.
For businesses in any industry, implementing a time management training programme can boost profits, productivity and employee morale as individuals are less likely to become stressed with the pressures of completing work to unrealistic expectations.
So, how can businesses structure their workplace training programmes to assist employees in completing their various tasks to specific time frames?
Why is time management training essential?
Time management training can be utilised to improve business operations while monitoring employee performance. According to a study conducted by Perkbox, Almost half (45%) of UK workers say that their workplace does not have anything in place to help reduce employees’ stress levels and improve their mental wellbeing.
With this in mind, allowing individuals to assess what they should be prioritising and when will inherently improve overall processes, enabling them to communicate with other members of staff and gain valuable insights on how best to manage one’s time.
Investing in time management training will also give employees the chance to flag any problems with their current workload and deadlines, which in turn can assist business leaders in gaining an in-depth knowledge of any issues, allowing them to adjust their processes in order to maximise productivity and boost morale throughout the company.
Experiential learning to improve time management
An effective way in which to ascertain how well employees perform to deadlines is by asking them to actively attempt typical workplace situations in an environment mirrored to their role(s). Fortunately, experiential learning methods can be implemented into time management training to achieve this.
Delivered through a wide range of mediums including virtual workshops, webinars and e-learning platforms, experiential learning methods allow employees to engage with their training tasks and work with other employees to maximise efficiency, thus improving retention.
As employees are given the opportunity to mirror their exact working environment throughout an experiential learning programme, they are more likely to draw on their training experience when it comes to working in real-time. If the course has provided a clear focus on time management skills and how best to complete tasks to deadlines, they are more likely to feel comfortable working to the expectations of business leaders.
At MDA Training, our experiential learning courses are suitable for a wide range of professional industries and are designed to boost morale and engagement in the workplace. For more information on our programmes, visit our ‘About Us’ page here.
As completing tasks to strict deadlines can be a crucial indicator of increased stress levels in employees, business leaders simply cannot afford to ignore time management training when constructing their programmes. For employees across an entire hierarchy, drawing on experiential methods can prove to be the difference in securing a return on investment in this area.