8 by 3 Paradigm for Time Management

Balancing Work, Home, and Leisure

by Deji Badiru



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/3/2013

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 100
ISBN : 9781475984781
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 98
ISBN : 9781475984774

About the Book

The overarching theme of 8by3 paradigm of time management is to view time as the basis for everything we do. An efficient use of time is the foundation for success in all endeavors. Balancing time implies using explicit and equitable allotments of time to the various undertakings of each day. The development of the paradigm introduced in this book is based on the author’s own personal practice of the approach for over three decades that have resulted in his ability to manage multiple endeavors. The approach has been honed enough to the point that it can be shared with others who may want to adopt and adapt it for their own activities. The paradigm presents a simple guide to managing the hours of the day over three major blocks of time allocated to the three typical categories of human undertakings. The three blocks of time cover work activities, home activities, and leisure activities. Each block has sub-blocks that are managed in contiguous hierarchical timeline templates. The 8by3 paradigm can be customized for each person’s specific needs and circumstances. This book does not ask readers to sacrifice one time block for another or vice versa. Rather, it encourages balancing time across the work time, the home time, and leisure time.

About the Author

Deji Badiru is professor and head of department of Systems Engineering and Management at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). He was previously head of Industrial & Information Engineering at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and former professor of industrial engineering and Dean of University College at the University of Oklahoma. He is a registered professional engineer. He is a fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering. He holds BS in Industrial Engineering, MS in Mathematics, and MS in Industrial Engineering from Tennessee Technological University, and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida. His areas of expertise include mathematical systems modeling, project modeling, analysis, management and control, economic analysis, productivity analysis and improvement. He is the author of several books and technical journal articles. He is a member of several professional societies and honor associations. He has won awards for his teaching, research, and managerial accomplishments.