Jumpstart Your Productivity

Overview

In today’s very fast-paced world, most organizations run lean and have to do more with less. That’s why it’s critically important for every single employee to be productive, effective and efficient every single day. Jumpstart Your Productivity is based on Shawn Doyle’s book and teaches employees how to be more efficient and productive every day by providing tools, tips and techniques to allow them to work smarter. In many cases, people are working but they don’t take the time to analyze how they are working and that’s what this program is all about.

Objectives

  • To understand the real, proven benefits of being more productive.

  • To learn and apply the concept of setting goals, which relates directly to being more productive

  • To discuss and learn how to use time management systems at work in order to be more productive

  • To learn how to organize and plan activities and tasks in order to be a more productive employee

  • To learn about your specific productivity style and how it relates to when you do your work each day

  • To learn and understand tips and techniques for creating a better to-do list for productivity

Program Outline:

Goal Setting for Productivity

In the first segment of the program, we talk about how goal setting relates and connects directly to the idea of productivity. After all, if you do not have goals- how do you know where to spend your time and how to be productive on any given day? In the opening part of the program we also talk about the benefits of being more productive, and how it can help you in your life personally and professionally.

Productivity Toolbox

In this module we talk about “hacks” to improve life in every way, and we cover methodologies and tools to help you become more productive. We review things such as calendar systems, time management systems, and other tools in order to help each person become productive at what they do.

Time Wasting

In this part of the program, we share with the group some of the startling statistics from the United States Bureau of Labor and Industry, which covers how people spend their time at work and at home. There are many important lessons to extract from this data, including how people can change how they spend their time at home and at work.

Can I Have a Compass Please?

The next thing we talk about in the program is the important element of planning. In this module we give people tools and techniques to help plan their activities. Lessons include: How to plan better in terms of business and personal travel, how to do a better job of planning a project, and how to analyze all your activities to make sure you’re being as efficient as possible. The goal is to analyze individual habits relating to planning activities, and to look at which ones we can change in order to get dramatically better results.

Your Productivity Style

In this part of the program, we ask people to take a look at whether they are an early bird or a night owl, and to discuss with the group when they are at their most productive. The idea is to schedule your work when you are in your MPZ (Maximum Productivity Zone) and to do other less important work when you’re not in that zone. This is followed by an exercise where people get a chance to discuss their style with a partner, and talk about what they can do to modify and adapt to their work.

Doing the Do

In this module we cover the critically important aspects and benefits of creating a “to-do” list, and we give people tools, tips and techniques for creating and using a to-do list on a daily basis. We also include a discussion about being able to say no and being able to determine when to say yes. Lastly, we talk about how to negotiate with others when they make requests of our time, and how to artfully control interruptions throughout the day.

Action Plans

We wrap up the session by asking each person to create a comprehensive action plan to demonstrate how they are going to apply what they have learned.

Formats:

  • Option #1: One half day program

  • Option #2: (2) webinars

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