SELF ORGANIZATION AND TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS NEEDED BY MODERN SECRETARIES FOR SUCCESSFUL JOB PERFORMANCE IN THE BANKING INDUSTRY. ( A CASE STUDY OF FIRST BANK, PLC AND KEYSTONE BANK PLC, IMO STATE. )
Time can be described by Bhatia (2002) as the one commodity that is unbiased, available to all in equal amounts. It does not cost anything monetarily and it is completely of our own disposal. We never seem to have enough of it and it is not possible to achieve it once used. The design chosen for the study was descriptive survey. The reason for preferring the design was because the study made use of questionnaire to elicit information from secretaries.
. Data collected from the respondents were analyzed using the mean score table. In conclusion There is no doubt that effective self organization and time management has a bearing on the performance of a secretary in the discharge of her duties.
- BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
In any organization, time is related very high a secretary that does not work with time can not be productive in an office. So the secretary must know how to manage her time properly as well as that of her boss to be able to achieve the organization’s set goals.
Time can be described by Bhatia (2002) as the one commodity that is unbiased, available to all in equal amounts. It does not cost anything monetarily and it is completely of our own disposal. We never seem to have enough of it and it is not possible to achieve it once used. Time wasting on the other hand has been observed as the major cause of secretary’s poor performance on the job. Good secretaries are those who can manage themselves as well as others. Time according to Bennelt (2001) is the inexplicable raw material of everything. Time can be given different definitions. In a day of 24 hours, sometimes we hear some people say that the day is too slow while others say that it is fast. Even a year can be said to be long or short. It is a popular saying that time is money. Invariably, it is important that time should be properly utilized or well managed. Mackenzie (1995) asserted that an efficient secretary arranges her day’s work according to priority in order to meet up with the boss’s target, thereby achieving greater results in the work place.
Aromalaran (2003). Identified time waster as those vices which prevent office workers from accomplishing desired goals at the appropriate time. A good secretary is one that always accepts responsibilities without grumbling and should be able to carry out work without supervision whether directly or indirectly.