Time Management Styles

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Do I tend to work on many things at the same time? Do I need a schedule to plan when to work on one or the other? Do I naturally tend to be punctual or flexible? For what things do I allot plenty of time? Lothar Seiwert makes the argument that there are universal tools for time management. He combines various tools and a personality model to find “your own type of time management behavior. [1]

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Therefore the combination of knowledge about the personalities in your team and how a person executes specific tasks preferentially, helps you to understand how you already collaborate in a team or how you could do it. Task plans and schedules can be applied on a basis of such an analysis.


  1. L. Seibert: Wenn Du es eilig hast, gehe langsam. Das neue Zeitmanagement in einer beschleunigten Welt; 2000 Frankfurt; p. 204

Nils-Eyk Zimmermann

Nils-Eyk Zimmermann

Editor of Competendo. Coordinator of the project DIGIT-AL Digital Transformation in Adult Learning for Active Citizenship. Network Secretary of the DARE network. Topics: active citizenship, civil society, digital transformation, non-formal and lifelong learning, capacity building. Blogs here: Blog: Civil Resilience. Email: office@dare-network.eu