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1 Time Management The Behavioral Way Lisa Trucil Caldwell College Center for Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis

2 Agenda What does it mean to you?What does it mean to you? How to waste timeHow to waste time Tips to not waste timeTips to not waste time Getting things doneGetting things done The behavioral wayThe behavioral way Honesty is the best policy!Honesty is the best policy!

3 Introduction

4 What does TIME Management Mean to you? The act or process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on a specific activity, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency or productivity. Organization skills Organization skills Due dates Due dates Lists Lists Plan Plan Agenda Agenda Set goals Set goals Prioritize Prioritize Proactive Proactive Opposite of a procrastinator Opposite of a procrastinator Organization skills Organization skills Due dates Due dates Lists Lists Plan Plan Agenda Agenda Set goals Set goals Prioritize Prioritize Proactive Proactive Opposite of a procrastinator Opposite of a procrastinator Bailey & Burch, 2010

5 Behavior analysts ARE IN GREAT DEMAND, by…ARE IN GREAT DEMAND, by… ConsumersConsumers AdministratorsAdministrators TeachersTeachers ParentsParents Treatment coordinatorsTreatment coordinators OthersOthers SO WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR US?SO WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR US? Bailey & Burch, 2010

6 How to waste time Doing tasks that others should be doingDoing tasks that others should be doing SolutionSolution Allowing behavioral erosion or slippage to take placeAllowing behavioral erosion or slippage to take place SolutionSolution Having to rework projectsHaving to rework projects SolutionSolution Allowing others to take up your time with trivialitiesAllowing others to take up your time with trivialities SolutionSolution Bailey & Burch, 2010

7 Tip to not waste time Our general advice is for you to be kind, caring, and analytical in your decision making regarding nonwork requests of your time while managing your schedule in such a way that you get your work done and maintain your professional reputation.Our general advice is for you to be kind, caring, and analytical in your decision making regarding nonwork requests of your time while managing your schedule in such a way that you get your work done and maintain your professional reputation. Bailey & Burch, 2010

8 Getting things done David AllenDavid Allen GURU of productivityGURU of productivity Decide if what is in front of you…Decide if what is in front of you… Requires action ask will it take less than 2 minutes?Requires action ask will it take less than 2 minutes? Trash it or file it it cannot be done right nowTrash it or file it it cannot be done right now 2-minute rule2-minute rule Weekly reviewWeekly review Bailey & Burch, 2010

9 Getting things done Bailey & Burch, 2010

10 Time management the behavioral way Premack PrinciplePremack Principle More probable behaviors will reinforce less probable behaviorsMore probable behaviors will reinforce less probable behaviors Turn your things to do into behaviorsTurn your things to do into behaviors Youll have a behavior and following each behavior youll have the NEXT ACTIONYoull have a behavior and following each behavior youll have the NEXT ACTION Place check marks by each item completedPlace check marks by each item completed Reinforce your behaviorReinforce your behavior See what you accomplishedSee what you accomplished Bailey & Burch, 2010

11 Time management The behavioral way Low Probability BehaviorsHigh Probability Behaviors Reading articles for classWatch Parenthood on Thursday Cleaning roomGo out to dinner with friends on the weekend Writing professional dilemma paperGet to go running

12 Time management via behavior management Behavior analysts are a targetBehavior analysts are a target Reasonable, effective person who is congenial and open to othersReasonable, effective person who is congenial and open to others You will need to…You will need to… Discriminate those offersDiscriminate those offers Learn to say noLearn to say no Bailey & Burch, 2010

13 Honesty is the best policy Flimsy excuses make matters worseFlimsy excuses make matters worse Just say NO in a polite and clear mannerJust say NO in a polite and clear manner Dont need to provide an explanationDont need to provide an explanation Be firm, make good eye contact, and repeat original reply with a firm, objective tone of voiceBe firm, make good eye contact, and repeat original reply with a firm, objective tone of voice Bailey & Burch, 2010

14 Video https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/stayfocus d/laankejkbhbdhmipfmgcngdelahlfoji?hl=enhttps://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/stayfocus d/laankejkbhbdhmipfmgcngdelahlfoji?hl=enhttps://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/stayfocus d/laankejkbhbdhmipfmgcngdelahlfoji?hl=enhttps://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/stayfocus d/laankejkbhbdhmipfmgcngdelahlfoji?hl=en

15 Summary Time management is a skill that can make or break a behavior analystTime management is a skill that can make or break a behavior analyst Plan your dayPlan your day Avoid wasting timeAvoid wasting time Premack PrinciplePremack Principle To-do listsTo-do lists 2-minute rule2-minute rule

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17 resources

18 References Bailey, J., & Burch, M. (2010). 25 essential skills and strategies for the professional behavior analyst. New York, NY: Routledge.Bailey, J., & Burch, M. (2010). 25 essential skills and strategies for the professional behavior analyst. New York, NY: Routledge.


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