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Understanding and Enhancing Time Management Behaviour in Organisations

The Centre for People at Work is a research and consultancy centre with expertise in human resources and occupational psychology. Primary research in one particular area of expertise, time management, has generated two new psychometric constructs of ‘Time Personality’ and ‘Temporal Intelligence’. These constructs have been applied in workshops to help employees understand their time personalities and make changes to improve their time management. More significantly, however, these constructs have been disseminated in major practitioner publications, which have led to the incorporation of the constructs into Reed Learning’s Time Management training course. This course seeks to train delegates in skills which can be used to improve their time management and efficiency in the workplace.

References to the research

Francis-Smythe, J. A. & Robertson, I. T. (1999) Time-related Individual Differences. Time & Society, 8(2): 273-292. DOI: 10.1177/0961463X99008002004

(Time and Society has an impact factor of 0.528. This article has been highly cited; 74 times and is the 11th most cited article in the journal)

Francis-Smythe, J. A. & Robertson, I. T. (1999) On The Relationship Between Time Management and Time Estimation. The British Journal of Psychology, 90, 333-347. DOI: 10.1348/000712699161459

(The British Journal of Psychology has an impact factor of 2.103. This article has been highly cited; 66 times. Further, this article has been discussed in New Scientist; ‘Time flies’, issue 2201, August 28th 1999.

Francis-Smythe, J. A. & Robertson, I.T. (2003) The Importance of Time Congruity in the Organisation, Applied Psychology, 52, 298-321. DOI: 10.1111/1464-0597.00136.

(Applied Psychology has an impact factor of 1.533. This article has been cited 22 times)