Time Management Theory

downloadTime management theory is based on a person’s self-management of time, through effective planning and setting of goals a person can get a clear understanding of their aims to be able to use available time effectively. All these can be achieved through organisation, delegation, effective time management and managing their personal health.

Pareto’s theory on time management, focused on the principle of 80-20, the rule of thumb being 80% of production came from 20% of the workforce, indicating the most efficient completed the work within a specific time span.  Later to be addressed by Juran, stating ‘vital few, trivial many’ endorsing the 80-20 rule could be applied everywhere where time plays a major role in uplifting productivity and success, concluding a need to manage the minor roles, and categorize the limited time (20%) to enable the opportunity to achieve goals in life (Sengupta, 2011).

time-mngmtIn addition, Klim created the ‘Pickle Jar ‘ theory, based on visualization of priorities; the amount and size of tasks represented by rocks, pebbles, sand and water fitting within a jar. Prioritizing the tasks, for example the size of the rocks and needs i.e. pebbles, sand and water that represent small tasks, home life that will fit within the jar, visually indicating realistically the priorities that can be completed on a given day (Spiegelman, 2010).

In relation to The Hunger Games, this theory Katniss would have have probably adopted when competing in the games in her aim to survive or anyone who might be able to help her family.


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