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Last week I facilitated a time management workshop for 20 managers. Before we began, I asked them to identify what they would do with the extra time they were going to find. What would be worth focusing on, changing schedules for, being disciplined about? We know that time management is all about making different choices, so what did they really want? What would be worth working for?

Sleep. More than 60% of participants wanted to sleep. Others wanted to relax, play more sport, exercise, or spend time with friends and family. Not surprisingly, no-one wanted to work more, and sadly no-one wanted to invest in professional or personal development. Most just wanted to sleep.

The company prides itself on its achievements, innovation and sustainability. I couldn't help but wonder how much more could be achieved if the staff were rested and energised rather than just tired.

What would you do if you could find more time?


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