POSEC time management’s basic tenet is that for one to be capable of handling things that they may face, one needs to first bring to attention their daily personal responsibilities. This involves proper time management among the other things. The acronym POSEC stands for Prioritizing by Organizing, Streamlining, Economizing and Contributing.
The POSEC method of breaking down goals into smaller tasks works well for many people, but not all. The POSEC method teaches you to prioritize these smaller tasks so that reaching your ultimate goals is a matter of successfully completing these simplified tasks one step at a time.
The method or school of time management known by the acronym POSEC provides rules for assisting people to organize their goals by level of importance and priority. Correctly carrying out this method leads to upward movement on the “Needs Hierarchy” developed by Maslow.
The POSEC model is comprised of the five stages listed below.
Prioritize – Characterize your responsibilities according to your set goals and prioritize your allotment of time. This could mean that you have to tackle your daily tasks in the order of their importance. This will help create personal efficiency and improve the total effectiveness of the team. The POSEC method of managing time is somewhat based on the Maslow‘s hierarchy of needs.
Organize – This is defined as structuring one’s current set of goals in an order. The goals would be a task list that has to be achieved regularly. By organizing, anyone would meet the basic needs of food, shelter and clothing. This would result in an increased feeling of freedom and security. Organizing the work desk, organizing the things around us to allow easy access to necessary equipment, punctuation during meetings, every day administrative tasks make up some of the tasks, where we would need to display more organizing skills.
Streamline – Streamlining normally applies to the small jobs that you must do although no one really likes to do them such as washing dishes, and other household chores. These tasks are required for you to do, while not fond of doing them. It involves making the jobs simpler and maintaining efficiency and security.
Economize – Creating economy has to do with activities you must or would like to perform, but you are not required to do these activities urgently. Some tasks related to economizing include acquiring new skills, participating in projects of your preference, and taking part in personal development, etc. The tasks previously mentioned are considered the less important ones and, therefore, are found at the bottom of the list of priorities.