Aims & Objectives

Learn to manage your time more effectively with our Personal Effectiveness through Good Time Management sessions.

The working day has become increasingly hard to manage. Working from home and technology places us in an ‘always on’ mind-set and creates a reactive approach to requests and deadlines. Being aware of your personal time stealers and having techniques to avoid distractions and procrastination helps towards to goal prioritisation and managing time effectively.

You’ll learn how to break down daunting tasks into bitesize segments and schedule them, working backwards from key milestones as well as problem-solving tools and decision-making tools to prevent time wasted by indecision and reacting to symptoms rather than the root cause of issues.

What will I learn?

Sprint 1 - Understanding You

  • Identification of your personal time stealers
  • Your chronotype: your energy peaks and troughs
  • Maintaining Motivation

How:

Attendees will rank the things that negatively impact their ability to work effectively (time stealers) from a provided list.

A questionnaire will be completed to identify each attendee’s chronotype and we’ll work through the best daily activity scheduling for each. Finally, your motivation levels will be explored and how to keep these topped up whilst working from home.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To define your own personal time stealers and adapt my schedule to suit my energy levels.
  • To know the optimum times of the day to organise specific activities to ensure my energy levels remain high.
  • To have some hacks to keep my motivation levels high.

Sprint 2 - Time Management and Prioritisation

  • The Eisenhower Quadrant
  • Creating focused mind space
  • Saying no effectively
  • Chunking down

How:

Working through how to prioritise your time based on two crucial factors, the urgent and the important, providing strategies to reduce reactiveness and to raise your horizon to a longer view-point. Tools such as eating ugly frogs, the salami and the swiss cheese approach will be discussed.

Creating the focused mind space explores the impact of overloading your prefrontal cortex and the risks involved with multitasking.

We will provide you with the skills to refuse and challenge unreasonable requests and provide and approach to chunk your big objectives into manageable pieces.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To have a process to split tasks into clear priorities.
  • To understand the importance of planning and singular focus.
  • The ability to say no to unreasonable requests effectively.
  • To break down large objectives into smaller chunks and milestones.

Sprint 3 - Decision Making Tools

  • Root cause
  • Criteria based grids
  • Value based decision making

How:

Poor decision-making leads to procrastination and re- work, both of which limit your effectiveness.

This session explores tools to reach outcomes logically and expediently. And more importantly to give you confidence that the resultant work is the right course of action, reducing the risk of reversed decisions and remedial adaptations.

We will also explore the core of who you are in relation to your values to establish some guidance in reaching decisions.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To reach decisions quickly and easily which will prevent delay and potential re- work.
  • To identify your core values that can be factored into your decision making.

How We Deliver

We currently deliver all training online to comply with the Government's guidelines.

Online training works well for businesses whose staff are mainly working from home.

It allows us to train all of your staff with the same training needs at the same time. Your people simply log on from home, using details provided in advance by our team.

Choose from Watch and Learn sessions for larger groups or interactive hands on sessions for smaller groups.

When permitted we also offer face to face training at your offices.

All sessions can be customised to a half day or 90 minute sprint session and tailored to fit your needs, covering the topic(s) within a course that are most important to your business.

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