Volume 1, Number 2 (6-2017)                   EBHPME 2017, 1(2): 87-93 | Back to browse issues page


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Department of Public Health, School of Public Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran 2 Student Research Committee, School of Public Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Background: Time management skills are a determining factor in a manager's success. These skills comprise a wide range of activities including planning, scoping, analyzing spent time, monitoring, organizing, scheduling, and prioritizing. This study investigated the relationship between the personal and organizational time management skills of managers at Zabol Medical Sciences University.
Methods: This descriptive-analytical study was conducted in 2015. The study’s statistical population included all managers of hospitals and centers covered by Zabol Medical Sciences University. A total of 75 managers were selected for participation using the simple random sampling method, and the response rate was 93%. Data was gathered using a two-part questionnaire composed by the researcher. The first part of the questionnaire measured personal time management skills, and the second part measured the organizational skill of time management and six dimensions of it.
Results: The findings showed that even though the relationship between interpersonal skills and organizational skills of time management is a positive one with a 0.45 correlation coefficient, the mean interpersonal and organizational skills of time management scores of managers, both male and female, undergraduate and high school level, had no significant statistical differences.
Conclusion: Time management is one principle of management; it requires special organizational and individual skills and plays an important role in improving leadership and organizational productivity. Thus, it is essential that all centers and organizations of a country, especially educational and health centers, put considerable focus on this issue.
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Type of Study: Original article | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/02/23 | Accepted: 2017/04/24