Police Psychology | The Time Management Matrix as a Mental Health Concept
Anyone involved in police psychology knows how important it is to understand proper time management. However, the technique I use can be applied to anyone in any field.
Basically I had come up with this technique years ago after reading Steven Covey 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, although it may have originated in the business literature way before Covey. He uses the Time Management Matrix only as an idea of how to manage time. What a narrow-minded idea! I use it as a mental health concept. Quite frankly, it is a tremendous way to get people to focus on what is going on in their life and how they may be doing some things wrong with prioritizing the activities of their lives. I find it useful for all my patients, but the superior officers tune into this so much that sometimes it is many sessions before I can get them to stop talking about it. I know it is on the bulletin board in many offices in our department. So print out the time management matrix from below and follow along. (more…)