Getting More Done In Less Time: Managing Multiple Priorities & Increasing Productivity

You’ve attended the typical time management classes in the past and have walked away with 100 tips “they” promised would save time.   Right now you think you only remember three of them . . . sort of…and none of those ideas really solve your immediate problem.

If you are at wit’s end and need help to manage the multiple priorities facing you right now, this program is for you.  It is intended to resolve once and for all the issue of how to get more done in less time.

Because time management is about self-management and behavior change, participants will examine solutions to their own specific workplace productivity challenges, as well as discuss changing habits for successful implementation.  Participants will walk away with a ready action plan to implement changes immediately back on the job.

Objectives:  Upon completion of the program participants will be able to:

  • Understand the relationship between time, effectiveness and productivity to get results
  • Analyze and solve individual time and productivity concerns
  • Create a focus on behavior change and create action plans to support the required new behavior
  • Use a model to prioritize more effectively
  • Gain up to two hours per day of increased productive time

Sample Agenda:

  • THE PARETO PRINCIPLE AND ITS APPLICATION TO TIME
    • Gain up to 2 hours of productive time per day by prioritizing tasks so that the top 20% are at the top of the list and by eliminating the top 20% of time wasters.
  • MANAGING BEHAVIOR CHANGE:  Participants must first understand their own issues around behavior change to fully implement the new behavior required to increase productivity and manage time more effectively.
    • Obstacles and barriers
    • Goal Setting:  Know where you’re going
  • CHARTING A DIRECTION
    • Learning to set goals to create a focus on task identification and completion will set the stage for breaking goals into manageable tasks.
    • Using Mind Mapping and simplified project management techniques, participants can begin to more easily identify specific steps to successfully complete complex, long–term projects.
  • MAKING/WORKING YOUR PLAN
    • Priority Model:  More effectively prioritizing tasks
    • How to make better decisions when hit with multiple priorities
    • Dealing with conflicting priorities (i.e. yours and those of your boss)
  • ELIMINATING/REDUCING TIME WASTERS
    • Creating action plans to solve specific time wasters such as unnecessary interruptions; telephone calls; inability to say “no” appropriately; disorganization; clutter and paperwork; procrastination and perfectionism; crises/emergencies, etc.

Length:
1 day

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