Time Table


3 x 4 = Time management. Here’s how to manage three things: activities, spaces (home, office, desk and the objects within them) and information with four methods: evaluate, simplify, increase effectiveness, and increase efficiency.

Peter Drucker said: “Efficiency is doing the job right. Effectiveness is doing the right job.



  • Activities-What do you want to do?
  • Space-What do you want to have?
  • Information-What do you want to know?


  • Activities-Eliminate time wasters. Delegate. Learn how to say no.
  • Space-Eliminate things you don’t want.
  • Information-Select the best information.

Increase Effectiveness

  • Activities-Set priorities. Do the most important things first.
  • Space-Focus effort on the most important areas.
  • Information-Focus on the most important information.

Increase Efficiency

  • Activities-Determine peak time. Concentrate. Change habits. Set up systems.
  • Space-Organize the things you do want. Use prime space for valued and frequently used items. Keep things near where they are used.
  • Information-Organize the information you do want. Set up a file system.


Check out more ways to set priorities and find the sweet spot. See also the Productivity Board at Pinterest.


I seek to create order from the chaos of complex information. Join me at the Daily PlanIt to gain insights, inspiration, and information to increase skills for a better life. I unlock the power of teaching reading with phonics in the pursuit of literacy at www.phonicspow.com. In my spare time I explore books and movies, often choosing titles available on both screen and page.

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