Personal Organisation

Scheduled course outline – duration 1 day

"A bad habit cannot be tossed out of the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time."

Business Scenario

The day of the efficient manager has long since passed. We live in the age of the effective manager: one who can organise the burden of their workload to meet deadlines and achieve a balance between the workplace and the home. Calling it ‘time management’ merely reduces it to a set of mechanical skills; it is much more complex than that…

Who should attend?

All new / untrained Team Leaders (or Supervisors / Junior Managers) or other staff in demanding positions.

The purpose:

To explore and identify the behaviours and skills which enable effective and meaningful organisation of one’s workload.

The programme includes:

  • The use of time logs to capture the effectiveness of the working day
  • The principal ‘Time Robbers’ that counter effective performance
  • Identifying the principal tasks that comprise one’s workload
  • How to distinguish between ‘Urgent’ and ‘Important’ tasks
  • The compilation of task sheets that ensure effective
  • prioritisation

  • Pareto’s principle and its application to effective workload management
  • A brief overview of assertiveness and learning to say ‘no’
  • Not ‘SMART’ but ‘SMARTER’ objectives
  • The principles of influencing and persuading key
  • personnel

  • How to run successful meetings that achieve real results

The approach:

Through group exercises, informal discussions, action planning and video, delegates identify – and commit to - the key behaviours that will achieve improved workplace effectiveness.

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