Estimate realistic task completion times using a time management calculator. For the purposes of this assessment, use the Time Management Calculator to identify the time you spend (in hours) on each task o Note how the amount of time for tasks was estimated.
Prioritize six tasks split between the areas of academic, career, and personal/family to accomplish in a week. Use MacKay’s blog post “The ‘Everything Is Important’ Paradox: 9 Practical Methods for How to Prioritize Work,” to help you choose a strategy to prioritize the six tasks from 1 to 6. o You are also required to locate an article in the library about time organizing strategies. o Use the Skill Development Tutorials if you need help searching the library. o You may wish to use keywords related to the time organizing strategies from the MacKay blog post to guide your search.
Split these tasks between: Academic, Career, and Personal/Family. You should select two tasks for each of the three categories. o One of your two projected Career tasks is an in-town weekend retreat that your company requires you to attend. This will take up 6 hours on Saturday (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 hours (9 a.m.to 1 p.m.) on Sunday. This may be difficult to add to your calendar since your weekends are generally taken up with other important engagements. o Explain the rationale that was used to determine the priority ranking of the tasks. Part II: Plan Your Time
Use a calendar to organize tasks by priority. Choose a digital calendar. Consider Google Calendar, the iPhone calendar app, or Microsoft Outlook as options. o For each task identified above, add an appointment. Use the appointment’s start and end times to block time for the task. Watch the video tutorial Using a Digital Calendar for help. o Remember, that your Saturday should include a 6-hour appointment and your Sunday a 4-hour appointment for your in-town work retreat as described above. o Include a detailed screenshot of the week. The screenshot should show: o The weekly view of your calendar-make sure all six tasks are visible. Add the screenshot to your assessment document. Watch the video tutorial Taking Screenshots for help.
Write a reflection piece. Structure the narrative around your aspects of your life and your business priorities. Organization strategies are important and qualify as something that professionals need to do. In your reflection address the following: o Explain the rationale for choosing a time organization strategy and how it informed your task prioritization. o Note which resource informed which aspects of the process. o Describe how the weekend in-town work retreat that you are required to attend impacted your approach to organizing your time. o Note how resources and critical thinking were used to overcome planning challenges related to the required work event o Reflect on you determined the credibility and relevance of your chosen library resource to support your task prioritization.