Scheduling for Effectiveness

by Ray G. Helmer, Jr., Civ. Engr.; Houston, TX,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1991, Vol. 61, Issue 8, Pg. 70-71

Document Type: Feature article


Telephone calls, drop-in visitors and the assorted instant crises that arise in the course of a busy workday can leave engineering and construction professionals feeling they have little time left for more important tasks. Keeping a daily schedule can be the key to separating the essential from the merely urgent. The article, adapted from Helmer's book Time Management for Engineers and Constructors, to be published in July 1991 by ASCE, offers guidelines for preparing a schedule. Good scheduling can increase effectiveness while reducing stress, he says. It helps engineering and construction professionals observe what is really important, in order to do it first and best.

Subject Headings: Construction engineering | Scheduling | Engineering profession | Engineering education | Personnel management

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