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Time management

Find out more about time management and productivity with our selection of articles, books and online resources. Identify best practice, techniques and tools to apply to your work and business.

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Featured eBook

Manage your time: How to work more effectively
Rooney, Kathy (A & C Black, 2006)

This book provides structured advice on how to take back control of your desk and prioritise your work so that you have more time for your social life. It contains a quiz to assess strengths and weaknesses, and step-by-step advice on how to avoid common mistakes.

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Featured article

Seven ways to improve productivity

Tips for better time management and organisational productivity in the era of smartphones.

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Manage your time: how to work more effectively

A guide to improving personal efficiency.

First time manager: the first steps to a brilliant management career, The

Introduction to management topics and skills.

Financial Times guide to management : how to be a manager who makes a difference and gets results.

A guide to becoming an effective manager, full of practical tips and advice on to the everyday challenges of: Managing yourself; Developing communication skills and emotional intelligence; Managing others; Setting strategic direction; Managing change; Managing money, resources and technology.

Deal with stress: how to improve the way you work

A guide to understanding and managing workplace stress.

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Online articles

The Library provides access to leading business, finance and management journals. These journals are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Seven ways to improve productivity

Tips for better time management and organisational productivity in the era of smartphones.

Self motivation is the key to high achieving

This article identify some simple tactics to motivate yourself to continue working when you heart may not be in it. The author explains that self-motivation is a key attribute that distinguishes high-achievers from everybody else.

Being the boss of your calendar

Based on extensive research into the work life of CEOs, this article offers insights into the best time management practices and how to manage multiple reports and responsibilities.

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