Course Overview

Course: Personal Productivity

Most people find that they wish they had more time in a day. This course will show participants how to organize their lives and find those hidden moments. Participants will learn how to establish routines, set goals, create an efficient environment, and use time-honored planning and organizational tools to maximize their personal productivity.

 

Personal Productivity is a goal most of us have. Through this course you will be on the right track in achieving that goal. Some people blame everything that goes wrong in their life on something or someone else, but through this course you will take ownership and begin to lead a more productive life.

Personal Productivity

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Course Objectives

  • Set and evaluate SMART goals
  • Use routines to maximize their productivity
  • Use scheduling tools to make the most of their time
  • Stay on top of their to-do list
  • Start new tasks and projects on the right foot
  • Use basic project management techniques
  • Organize their physical and virtual workspaces for maximum efficiency
  • Take back time from e-mail and handheld devices
  • Beat procrastination
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Course Outline

Module One: Getting Started

  • Course Objectives

Module Two: Setting SMART Goals

  • The Three P's
  • The SMART Way
  • Prioritizing Your Goals
  • Evaluating and Adapting

Module Three: The Power of Routines

  • What is a Routine?
  • Personal Routines
  • Professional Routines
  • Six Easy Ways to Simplify Your Life

Module Four: Scheduling Yourself

  • The Simple Secret of Successful Time Management
  • Developing a Tracking System
  • Scheduling Appointments
  • Scheduling Tasks

Module Five: Keeping Yourself on Top of Tasks

  • The One-Minute Rule
  • The Five-Minute Rule
  • What To Do When You Feel Like You're Sinking

Module Six: Tackling New Tasks and Projects

  • The Sliding Scale
  • A Checklist for Getting Started
  • Evaluating and Adapting
Module Seven: Using Project Management Techniques

  • The Triple Constraint
  • Creating the Schedule
  • Using a RACI Chart

Module Eight: Creating a Workspace

  • Setting Up the Physical Layout
  • Ergonomics 101
  • Using Your Computer Efficiently

Module Nine: Organizing Files and Folders

  • Organizing Paper Files
  • Organizing Electronic Files
  • Scheduling Archive and Clean-Up

Module Ten: Managing E-Mail

  • Using E-mail Time Wisely
  • Taking Action!
  • Making the Most of Your E-mail Program
  • Taking Time Back from Handheld Devices

Module Eleven: Tackling Procrastination

  • Why We Procrastinate
  • Nine Ways to Overcome Procrastination
  • Eat That Frog!

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise
  • Course Review
  • Lessons Learned
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations
Duration: 2-3 hours

 

Target Audience: All

 

Price: FREE

NOTE: To qualify for your official BestCorporateAcademy certificate you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or higher before you can purchase your certificate.