Improving Productivity

Re-focus your efforts on what's really important

Everyone is pressured at work: produce more, get more done. Often with fewer resources, when budgets are tight. But we won't achieve this by following the same old methods. This workshop helps you review your working practices and systems and apply tried and trusted techniques to improve prouctivity. You will come away with a practical set of tools to help eliminate unproductive use of time and resources and make sure the results you get are the ones you want, rather than being driven by circumstance, habit and others' agendas.


Through effective prioritisation, planning and scheduling, participants will gain the tools to work smarter, and use their time for the really important things that help the organisation. The workshop also gives participants a chance to practice the skills of interaction that can help them achieve their time management aims, such as assertiveness, and saying ‘no’ effectively.

The workshop is based on proven techniques of organisation and time management, such as those developed by Stephen Covey. The course is very practically focused, and plenty of time will be spent helping participants solve their individual time management issues using the tools introduced. Delegates are encouraged to bring along specific issues to discuss, if any exist.

This topic can also be delivered as a coaching session, as part of an integrated programme, or via an alternative learning method such as e-learning. It can also be adapted to suit your specific needs, including adjusting it to a half-day workshop with a narrower focus, or a two-day in-depth workshop. If you are interested in any of these options, please contact us.



At a Glance

Who it's for:

Staff at all levels who wish to create more useful time
Those who have difficulty managing their time
Those who wish to be more productive

What it covers:

Analysing time use and keeping a time log
‘Importance’ and ‘Urgency’ and how they differ
Objective setting for effective time management
Prioritising using Stephen Covey’s Management Matrix
Scheduling and diary management
Dealing with others assertively to minimise ‘lost’ time
Pressure and output: working smarter not harder
Delegation as a time management tool
Everyday time management tips and tricks

What you'll get:

Understanding of current time use
Skills to prioritise using importance and urgency
Practical tips for effective scheduling and planning
Skills to deal with others to minimise lost time
Techniques for fixing unproductive ‘time thieves’