Goal Setting Technologies in Time Management: Essential Characteristics

Keywords: time management, goal setting, goal setting technologies, SMART goal setting technology, standard goal setting strategy, specialists in socio-economic professions.


It has been established that the categorical apparatus of domestic time management is currently at the stage of formation. It was found that the use of time management tools is important for a modern competitive specialist. It helps to increase the effectiveness of self-management, own activities, self-discipline, and to form one’s own authority. The purpose of the article is to reveal the essence of the concepts of “time management”, “goal setting”. Also its goal is to determine the possibilities of goal setting technologies for the personal development of future specialists. When defining the research problem such methods were used as analysis and synthesis, comparison and generalization, theoretical methods related to the study of time management in scientific pedagogical and management literature, periodicals. Information was searched in scientometric databases Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Research Gate. The results and discussion. The essence of the concept of “time management” is revealed. It is the main component of the personal efficiency system of a specialist. It combines the ability to use practical methods of goal setting, time planning, decision-making and control over the performance of assigned tasks. Special attention is focused on goal setting as a structural component of strategic management in the overall time management system. It has been established that the mechanism of forming the efficiency and competitiveness of the future specialist of socionomic professions is the use of modern time management tools. It includes goal-setting technologies. Conclusions. The author suggests the definition of goal-setting as the primary phase of management, development and decision-making. It involves setting a general goal and a set of goals in accordance with the essence and nature of the personality’s problems to be solved, its strategic attitudes. The popular goal-setting technologies are described. They include the SMART goal-setting technology, the project goal-setting system according to H. Arkhanhelskyi, and the standard goal-setting strategy. The algorithm of these technologies is presented.


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Author Biography

Ivan Iskerskyi, Ternopil Volodymyr Hnatiuk National Pedagogical University

Doctor of Philosophy in Technical Science (PhD), Associate Professor,

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Transport,

Ternopil Volodymyr Hnatiuk National Pedagogical University

2, Maksym Kryvonos Str., Ternopil, Ukraine, 46027

E-mail: iskerskuj@ukr.net

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1528-9225

How to Cite
Iskerskyi, I. (2022). Goal Setting Technologies in Time Management: Essential Characteristics. Professional Education: Methodology, Theory and Technologies, (16), 110-127. https://doi.org/10.31470/2415-3729-2022-16-110-127