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Does time management work? And how does it correlate to professional and academic success?

Researchers at Condordia University and Université Laval conducted a meta-analysis of time management literature, with data from 158 separate studies spanning four decades, six continents, and involving more than 53,000 respondents.

"We found that it does have a moderate impact on work performance," says graduate researcher Brad Aeon at Condordia's John Molson School of Business. "But we found that the relationship between time management and job performance actually increased over the years, and significantly so."

Time management also had a positive effect on academic success. It had no discernible effect on standardized testing results.

The researchers describe their findings in "Does Time Management Work? A Meta-Analysis," published in PLoS One.

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