The Time Trap
IN THIS SUMMARY
Who has never felt the need for more hours in the day to accomplish what must be done? The struggle to use time effectively in the face of overwhelming daily demands has not diminished since the late Alec Mackenzie first published this time-management classic in 1970. Indeed, new technology may have even increased the desperate struggle for efficiency, even as it has enabled unprecedented multi-tasking.
In this fourth edition of The Time Trap, author Pat Nickerson brings Mackenzie’s classic into the twenty-first century and updates it in light of new technologically-spawned time traps. She examines the unconscious habits of thought and behavior which usually underlie poor time management, introduces five tools, or “practices,” for effective time management, and analyzes this century’s fourteen most common time traps, suggesting escape routes to each. The book includes reflections from managers who have attended Mackenzie and Nickerson’s time-management seminars about their own experiences in the “real world” struggle to use time effectively.