Time management is a critical skill needed to be successful in the human services field. Case management has changed significantly and so has the amount of work and responsibilities. I would argue that the amount of work has tripled over the last decade or so. Caseloads have also increased along with the amount of paperwork and service coordination that is expected from case managers. One thing that hasn’t changed is the amount of time available to handle such a heavy workload. That’s why time management is so important.
2. Utilize Technology- Outlook and Google calendars help with organizing and setting up reminders for appointments and when particular assignments/reports are due. Calendars can easily be synced to your phone so you can get reminders when you are out in the field.
3. Ask for suggestions- It never hurts to ask your co-workers what they do to manage time. You will be surprised at some of the ideas you discover through communicating with others.
telework from home if the agency allows this option.