Self-management describes a person’s ability to consciously influence his/her own behaviour in order to improve his/her productivity and performance capability. The associated criteria include recognising and controlling one’s own individual stress level and time budget.
The demands of the international working environment are characterised by a constantly growing range of duties, an increasing workload and sensory overload. Our daily lives are filled with quick decision-making informed by a flood of information.
To meet these demands and still carve out free space, new capacities and periods of relaxation, people have to effectively manage themselves and their time. A balance between one’s professional and private life produces greater satisfaction and increases performance capability.
“Leading starts with oneself”: Self-management requires self-observation, self-instruction, defining goals and objectives, self-motivation, independence and self-control. It is necessary to recognise one’s own working methodology and gain an awareness of one’s personal strengths and weaknesses in order to develop individual strategies for attaining one’s goals.
In addition, it is essential in an international work environment to know how other cultures conceptualize time and how they “typically” go about their work. It is also important to be able to react flexibly to these factors so that intercultural collaboration can function properly.
In our “Self-Management” seminars you learn practical working techniques and methods and you define your objectives and develop your own solution strategies in international business.