Personal Productivity

Personal Productivity

Most people find that they wish they had more time in a day. This workshop will show participants how to organize their lives and find those hidden moments. Participants will learn how to establish routines, set goals, create an efficient environment, and use time-honored planning and organizational tools to maximize their personal productivity.

Personal Productivity is a goal most of us have. Through this workshop your participants will be on the right track in achieving that goal. Some people blame everything that goes wrong in their life on something or someone else, but through this workshop your participants will take ownership and begin to lead a more productive life.

Course Outline

  • Workshop Objectives
  • The Three P’s
  • The SMART Way
  • Prioritizing Your Goals
  • Evaluating and Adapting
  • What is a Routine?
  • Personal Routines
  • Professional Routines
  • Six Easy Ways to Simplify Your Life
  • The Simple Secret of Successful Time Management
  • Developing a Tracking System
  • Scheduling Appointments
  • Scheduling Tasks
  • The One-Minute Rule
  • The Five-Minute Rule
  • What To Do When You Feel Like You’re Sinking
  • The Sliding Scale
  • A Checklist for Getting Started
  • Evaluating and Adapting
  • The Triple Constraint
  • Creating the Schedule
  • Using a RACI Chart
  • Setting Up the Physical Layout
  • Ergonomics 101
  • Using Your Computer Efficiently
  • Organizing Paper Files
  • Organizing Electronic Files
  • Scheduling Archive and Clean-Up
  • Using E-mail Time Wisely
  • Taking Action!
  • Making the Most of Your E-mail Program
  • Taking Time Back from Handheld Devices
  • Why We Procrastinate
  • Nine Ways to Overcome Procrastination
  • Eat That Frog!
  • Words from the Wise
  • Review of Parking Lot
  • Lessons Learned
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations