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Part II: Time Management Techniques > Characteristics of Good Planners

Chapter 12. Characteristics of Good Planners

The following statements describe how people view different aspects of planning. Check ( ) those statements that, in your opinion, reflect the views of a good planner.



It is necessary to identify and operate within two time horizons. Anticipating events allows things that contribute to achieving long-term objectives to get done in the near term.

An up-to-date Master Calendar can be your most helpful planning tool. However, detailed project plans must be developed before valid entries can be made on a Master Calendar.

When things begin to get hectic, a “things to do today” list helps focus attention on the highest priority items.

Action-Planning Worksheets, Milestone Charts, and PERT Diagrams are excellent planning aids when properly used.

Planning contact with colleagues and staff will help minimize the disruption of their schedules. One way to do this is to use a Conference Planner.

The most effective approaches to planning are those tailored to meet individual needs. Concepts, procedures, and worksheets are all subject to modification to fit individual circumstances.



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