The Study of Time Management in Civil Service Institutions in Ghana: A Case of Accra Metropolitan Assembly

Aphu Elvis Selase, Xing Cheng


The effective exploitation and utilization of time has a positive effective on the regular function and development of an organization. Individuals waste time through many reasons. It is therefore important to understand these habits and replace them with new ones. Poor time management practices impact on the operations of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (A.M.A) in a negative perspective though the good aspect cannot be denied. Time management which is the greatest organizational tool in catapulting productivity is not just an individual affair but a collective responsibility in as much as the civil service institutions in Ghana are concerned. Individuals as well as organizations, do not prioritize, schedule and pay attention to time in respect of carrying out daily activities and administrative duties respectively. This in effect, sometimes gives rise to low productivity. It is in line with the need for effective time management that this study seeks to assess time management techniques used in civil service institutions, to further examine the causes of non-judicious waste of time and finally to identify activities that waste time. This study is also compelled to find out whether they have adequate knowledge about time management and familiarize it with typical time wasters. This meticulous research compelled the researchers enumerates recommendations so as to enable the management of AMA and other individuals improve upon their ways of dealing with time in an effectively manner.

Keywords: Time Management, working efficiency, performance, Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Civil Service Institutions 

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