Safety Spotlight: Time Management and Unconscious Bias

As part of July’s Hazard of the MonthPlanning, we’re highlighting two key areas: Time Management and Unconscious Bias.

Time Management

Honing our time management skills and implementing organisational techniques can help us both in our personal and professional lives.

By making good use of the time and resources available to you, achieving goals and striking a good balance becomes easier.

Benefits of effective time management include:

  • Positive reputation at work – Completing tasks on time, consistently, and to a high standard can enhance your professional reputation and lead to new opportunities.
  • Improved decision-making skills – Managing your time well affords you the time and space to thoroughly think decisions through.
  • More organised work processes – Being able to manage and schedule tasks logically leads to smoother and more organised workflows.
  • Better work-life balance – Effective time management allows you to allocate time for for work, family, leisure, and self-care.
  • More free time – Completing tasks that you need to do efficiently in turn frees up time for you to spend however you would like.
  • Reduced stress levels – Allocating time for different tasks can help you make sure you have enough time for work, personal admin, and leisure.

Learn more about how you can manage your time and prioritise tasks with our Time Management Online Training. This course is suitable for anyone who wants to improve their time management skills. Get 10% off this course with the code ‘planning10’!

Unconscious Bias

An unconscious bias is a stereotypical belief held internally of which one is not consciously aware, against a specific social group. These biases can lead to unintended discrimination, and can come in many forms. It is important to recognise and challenge these biases in order to treat those around us fairly and equally.

There are many different types of bias – some examples include:

  • Affinity Bias – the tendency to gravitate towards and socialise with people similar to ourselves.
  • Age Bias – discrimination based on an individual’s age.
  • Beauty Bias – judging others based on their physical appearance.
  • Gender Bias – preference for one gender over another, usually based on gender roles and stereotypes.
  • Name Bias – discriminating against someone based on the ethnicity their name is linked to. This is common in recruitment and should be mitigated with a name-blind recruitment process.

Learn more about unconscious bias and how to combat it with our Unconscious Bias Online Training. This course is suitable for employees at any level. Get 10% off this course with the code ‘planning10’!

Time Management and Unconscious Bias training courses are essential tools in improving workplace planning and efficiency. Make sure you don’t miss out on our 10% off deal on these courses, available until the end of July. Simply enter the code ‘planning10’ at checkout to save!

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