This my first time to use the Blog facilities. In the following, I am going to write a consective story on the time management through the lecture of Dr. Time. Instead of providing a set of theory, I would like to present it in a more interesting way. You are welcome to provide any advice and comment if any. Of course, your support will be highly appreciated.
Dr. Time is a management specialist who is specialising in the field of time management. He is working in the Business School in the University of Time. As the same as the other Doctors, he would be required to conduct research and teaching tasks in the university. His class is always full due to interesting and usefulness of his courses. In the new semester, he has opened a long lecture talk series on, “Time Management” for all the Business School Year One students. This is an intensive course. It is prepared to hold three times a week. The first talk would be delivered on Aug 29, 2007. Time is 9:00 am. The lecture talk is recorded as follow:
Lecture 1 – What is Time Management?
Dr. Time: Good Morning Everybody.
Students: Good Morning Doctors…
Dr. Time: This is the first lesson of my long lecture talk series. At the end of the talk, I believe that you can have a deeper understanding of the topic – Time Management, which can definitively make your life easier. If you have any problem, pls do not hesitate to raise out. Are you OK?
Students: (The students seems to be in dreams … …)
Dr. Time: Hi All !!! At the end of the lecture talk, you will be given a quiz and the results would be combined with your final results. Are … you … OK?
Students: (The students suddenly wake up) OK. Doctors.
Dr. Time: Good. Let’s begin.
Dr. Time: Pls see the following description:
In the world, there is something fastest and the slowest, the longest and the shortest, the most ordinary but also the most precious, the most easily negligible but also can make people regrettable …
Dr. Time: What’s this?
Joe (student): This is Love.
Dr. Time: Why?
Joe (student): It is because you can be fast to find a new girl friend, but it is slow to understand your new girl friend. It can take a long time to build a trustful relationship, but it can also be separated in a short period of time. Your girl friend can be quite ordinary but also the most precious. However, when you neglect her in one day and she left you, you may be regretful for the rest of your life.
Dr. Time: Good elaboration … But there is a more basic element … That is … is … … “TIME”! Let ‘s has a more desciption on this topic, which may be give you some more insight:
In the world there is one thing: it is the longest and the shortest, the fastest and the shortest, easily divisible and also the biggest, the most negligible but also can make people so regrettable; Without it, nothing can be completed; it makes every trifling thing diminished to death, but it can also makes great thing forever exists.
There is an orgranisation: running 365 days in one year; daily 24 hours operation; everday give all people 86,400 unit credit; no overdarft; no draw in advance; no residual amount; but everyone will have a new account on a next day.
Dr. Time: For description one, the answer is as follow:
In the world the longest thing is time, because it is infinite long; the shortest thing is also time, because time limitation for a project can be so small that no plan can be completed on time; for a waiting person, time is the slowest; for the happy time, it is the fastest; it can be extended to infinite large, while it can also be divided into infinite small; when time comes, no one would pay attention to it. When it has passed, everyone would be regretful about it; Without time, nothing can be completed; the trifling thing would be diminshed to death as time passed, while the great thing would left in people heart forever.
Dr. Time: For the second desciption, I think everyone can guess it …
Rita (student): Yes. Doctor. It is Time Bank.
Dr. Time: Yes. Right! From the above two descriptions. I think everyone can have some sense of importance of time to us. As a result, we need some way to have effective management of time, i.e. Time Management !
Dr. Time: Actually, the meaning of the time management means under the same time consumption, to increase both the efficiency and the effectiveness of the time usage by prcoceeding a series of control work. Or you can say that time management is to avoid wasting the time, to design a series of processes to control the time consumption, using the scientific methods to make the results approaching the objectives. It includes the following content:
(1) Before performing the task, make sure how much time will be needed;
(2) Use the divide and focus method to increase the free time, to proceed in a rational way;
(3) Summarise the time usage condition, find out how the time is wasted and then avoid it;
(4) Control the time in a quantitative way.
Dr. Time: Do you understand? Anyway, we will talk more next time. That the end of the today lesson. Thanks you.