This paper is not about time management in the traditional sense; instead, it is about how to use your time at work most effectively. The work of William Oncken, Jr., who proposed that the “daily diary” approach to time management is useful only after you are
in control of your time in the first place, is fundamental to the discussion. No matter how well you plan your workday there are many unexpected interruptions. While handling those interruptions is part of your job, how you handle them determines whether or not you are in control
of the events or if the events are controlling you.
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