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Delivering Time Management for IT Professionals: A Trainer's Manual by Dr. Jan Yager

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Time and culture considerations

Time, and how we manage our time, does not exist in a vacuum but I mentioned this before it bears repeating how I was pretty much laughed at when I had six hours between flights at the Fiji airport and I went around the airport interviewing everyone I met on time management, since I was finishing up a book on the topic at that time. I was told there was time and there was Fiji time, which meant no time.

So the first rule about time and cultural considerations is to be aware of the values and standards for the culture you're in. Over the decades I've been researching, writing, and coaching about time management, I have seen a distinct change. Back in the 1980s, in certain countries such as France, when I suggested ...

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