Course: 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."

Who should attend

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

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.

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…

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

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