golf operations

golf operations

´╗┐The first thing that comes up in in the chapter is time management. Time management simply means putting time to its best possible use. Club managers like to think they are masters of there own time, in reality, most are slaves to events. Leaders do poorly when it comes to time management mainly because they do not anticipate how their days will actually be spent. Next he chapter talks about improving time management skills. The solution is not trying to find ways too squeeze a few extra hours out of the day. But by pushing themselves to accomplish more, many leaders actually become less productive, and become prime targets for health problems and just plain unhappiness. Leaders should always analyze where their time actually goes, then cut back or eliminate the unproductive demands on that time. There's a three-pronged approach to improving time management skills: breaking bad time management habits, learning to delegate, and eliminating interruptions. One of the most common bad habits of time management is procrastination. Some ways to avoid procrastination are: break up a difficult task or project into smaller pieces, work in spurts of no more than twenty to thirty minutes at a time, start whether you feel like it or not, do not put off your most difficult task, and make a schedule. Other bad habits are: no closure, ineffective communication, inability to say no, and time leaks. Next is learning to delegate. Some reasons to learn to delegate are: delegation gives the manager more time for thinking and planning, delegation encourages staff members to take initiative and make effective use of their skills, delegation tends to reduce decision time, and helps subordinates develop professionally by permitting them to make decision and apply there knowledge and skills. And the last one to help with time management is eliminating interruptions. A well trained assistant is the managers first and most effective line of defense. Telephone calls are still listed by...

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