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Productivity Training Course

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Learn practical tools that you can use in real-life situations. Productivity Training
  • Enhance your productivity and improve your performance
  • Make the distinction between being Busy and being Productive
  • Use the Productivity P List - Purpose, plan, prep, personal initiative
  • Productivity S.O.S.: Self, Others, Systems
  • Boost productivity by improving Goal Focus
  • Learn to correctly prioritise your work
  • Improve Positive Mental Attitude
Learn in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with people who are facing similar situations as you.

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Training course content was clear, concise and surprisingly unrushed, as two days condensed into one. Useful area on separation of objective and subjective. Also interesting conflict management, wrong box, right box. Good reminder of smart technique. Trainer's presentation kept delegates engaged, off the phone/ laptop, which is rare. Interesting delivery of what could be a heavy area.

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MEGA Special Offer - Online Training

COVID-19 means there is no face-to-face Productivity Training.
The good news is, you don’t have to miss out!

Access your training ONLINE instantly at home.
When you have finished, email us for a PDF certificate of achievement.

Productivity Training

Nobody is paid for their busyness.
We are paid for productivity.
It seems that everyone is extremely busy, but fewer people are highly PRODUCTIVE.
The important question is; How can you improve team productivity?
Attend our one-day training which will you all the skills knowledge and information needed to maximise productivity. Or, you could arrange for us to present this one-day training, as an in-house course.
Contact us today.

Available as an Open Course or In-House

Productivity Training - Course Overview

This popular course will help you to correctly manage your time in the real-world.

You will learn how to handle the people and situations that waste your time.

This is a brief overview of the content covered in the one-day course
For a more in-depth course outline click:

Morning - Productivity as the Measure of Achievement

  • Make the distinction between "productive work" and "busy work"
  • Prioritise your work by reference to value and time
  • What is the most valuable use of your time right now?
  • Doing anything less than the most valuable thing will reduce your productivity
  • Many people keep themselves busy doing the wrong things
  • Busyness is a measure of activity
  • Our most hated enemy "Busy but non-productive days"
  • Productivity SOS: Three things that reduce your productivity
  • Self: Your own bad habits
  • Others: Other people bad habits
  • Systems: Inefficient systems
  • Improve your- Self, Others and Systems
  • Improve productivity by focusing relentlessly on your Major Definite Purpose
  • Prioritise your work so you are always doing the most productive thing possible
  • Handle interruptions and distractions
  • Email management using the 80/20 principle
  • Make accurate decisions and act on them quickly
  • Delegate or outsource non-essential processes
  • Solve problems more quickly and efficiently

Afternoon - Using Positive Emotions to Improve Productivity

  • Productivity relies on a positive mind set
  • Improve your productivity by developing the right attitude
  • How to create and sustain a positive mental attitude, especially during tough times
  • Conversation control. Not every conversation adds value
  • How to transform destructive conversations into something more productive
  • How to use continuous improvement to improve productivity
  • Purpose, Plan, Action, Feedback, Change
  • Clear Purpose is the starting point of productivity improvements
  • Focus on the goal and don’t be distracted
  • Formulate your best plan in writing
  • Based on the plan take immediate and sustained action
  • Gather and assess the feedback results
  • How to use negative feedback to improve your productivity
  • Change in the light of recent feedback
  • How to help people through changing times
  • How to make the future better than the past
  • Develop a personal plan to improve your productivity
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Book Now - Open Training Course Pricing and Availability

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The Productivity open training course costs only £450 +VAT per delegate.
For this price we provide:

  • A full day of quality training
  • 6 trainer-led hours, additional 2-3 via post-course portal independent learning
  • Tea, coffee and cakes
  • Lunch
  • Full colour course handbook
  • Written action plan
  • Certificate
  • Training articles and newsletters
  • Access to additional free training material after the course

Plus, optional 3 months free telephone coaching

To answer any on-going questions, you will can receive email and telephone support from your trainer after you have attended the course. Whilst you are implementing what you have learned we will be there to help you if you need us for advice, guidance and coaching.

Next Open Course Dates

22 April
Leeds City
£450 +VAT
23 April
London - Central
£450 +VAT
30 April
£450 +VAT
12 May
£450 +VAT
More dates and locations are available -

The course content was very, very good. The training was well structured and has provided me with an opportunity to reflect on how I can improve further in my role. The trainer was very focused, kept the course moving, related well to the group and created a non-threatening environment.

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In-House Training Course Pricing and Proposal

This course is also available from just £1,950 +VAT per day as a bespoke in-house group training course in the UK and worldwide.

It has been designed to provide a similar experience to our open courses, however we can tailor the content to fit your specific needs. In-House Group training costs from just £1,950 +VAT per day (international training price varies). Plus, hotel accommodation for trainer if necessary. (Premier Inn type: not the Hilton!)

This price includes:

  • Quality training delivered by an experienced trainer
  • Full days training
  • Full colour course handbook
  • Preparation work
  • Travel costs and time
  • Written action plan to take away
  • Access to our post course portal
  • Access to our on-line leadership and management decision matrix templates and tools
  • Plus three months FREE telephone coaching to answer any on-going questions

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Contact Us Today

Please call us on +44 (0)20 3856 3037 to discuss your requirements for the in-house training course.

If you want to know more about any other Management Training Courses, or their suitability for you or a colleague, call us on +44 (0)20 3856 3037.

The course content was very useful and causes me to think more about the way I can tackle problems. The trainer's presentation was good, always very clear and able to answer questions raised.

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Course Outline

Productivity Training - Morning



Who are you?
What do you want to gain by attending this course?

Definition: What is productivity training?

Productivity training is about making more progress, in less time.
To achieve your goals, you need to be at your most productive.
Your “productivity” is, in effect, a measure of your efficiency.

Here is where we start: Ask and answer this fundamental question.

“What is the most productive use of your time, money and effort?”

  • “Productivity” is a measure of your achievement: It is a measure of the value of your work
  • “Busyness” is a measure of your activity. It is a measure of the amount of your work.

Many people have many Busy but Non-Productive days. They are working hard, but they are not making much progress.
The purpose of this course is to present key ideas that will allow you to improve your productivity. To get more done, whilst simultaneously saving time, money and resources.

In order to improve productivity, look at the following diagram which uses the cardinal principles of “deadline pressure” and “value added” as key indicators.
The Primary principles of productivity are “value added” and “deadline pressure”.

Productive Zone - Higher value, But not yet deadline driven, The key zone. Crisis Zone - Higher value, Higher deadline pressure, Crisis management. Fruitless Zone - Lower value, Gossip, Office politics, Pity parties. Busy Zone - Lower value, But deadline driven, Busy but non-productive.

Four types of activity

  • Q1 Crisis zone = High value, deadline driven
  • Q2 Productive zone = High value not yet deadline driven
  • Q3 Busy zone = Lower value, deadline driven
  • Q4 Fruitless zone = Lower value, not deadline driven

Distinguish between being “Busy” and being “Productive”.

The Productivity P list.

Productivity relies on understanding and working according to the P list.

Strangely, all the key concepts relating to Productivity begin with the letter, P

Here is the improved Productivity P List.

  • Purposefulness- Your purpose is the main reason for your organisations existence
  • Planning- Your plan is how you intend to achieve your purpose
  • Productive effort – is the energy you pour into the implementation of your plan
  • Persistence - Persistence is the act of coming back stronger, with a better plan, again and again
  • Prioritisation – Prioritisation is the act of organising things into the optimum order
  • Protocols - Protocols are written documents that standardise responses
  • Preparation – Preparation is the act of making ready before the implementation of the plan
  • Progressive thinking- Progressive thinking is the act of always looking towards a better future
  • Prevention of avoidable error - Prevention of avoidable error is the elimination of self-sabotage
  • Proper decision making methods. – decision making is the act of picking the best option from many
  • Problem cause solution analysis. – is the act of tracing causes and coming up with practical solutions
  • Problem implication countermeasure analysis - is the act of predicting and stopping painful consequences
  • Personal initiative. - is the art of taking action before anyone forces you. Action on your own volition
  • Positive mental attitude. It the act of taking charge of your own mind and conversation
  • Political awareness. - Is the art of gaining the willing cooperation of others
  • Philosophy of continuous improvement. Is the act of never being completely satisfied with your current position. It presupposes a desire for more. You are happy, but never satisfied

Productivity SOS.

Three causes of Busy but NON productive days.

  1. S = Self. Your own bad habits, errors and omissions.
  2. O = Others. The bad habits, errors and omissions of other people.
  3. S = Systems. Inefficient systems that are operating inside and outside your organisation.

What are your particular instances of the above SOS list?

  1. How do you make yourself less productive? What can you do about it?
  2. How do other people make you less productive? What can you do about it?
  3. Which two systems are slowing your productivity? What can you do about it?

Gain productivity by focusing relentlessly on your Major Definite Purpose

Productivity means making progress towards your Major Definite Purpose. Relentlessly focusing on your major purpose will improve your productivity. It is vital that everyone in the organisation is clear about the exact nature of the Major definite purpose. It needs to be clearly communicated to everyone who needs to know.

Clarity of purpose and smart target analysis
How to set and communicate the exact target.

Prioritise your work so you are always doing the most productive thing.

Prioritisation is the act of putting things in the right order.

The right order is defined by two things:

  • The value of the task and
  • The best logical sequence.

Exercises in prioritisation into the most productive order.

Handle interruptions and distractions.

Many people are continually distracted and are bounced around by chance circumstances.
More productive people operate according to their plan, not by chance circumstances.

How to improve your email management.

We will analyse how you can best manage the situation - prioritise and organise your emails.

Delegate or outsource non-essential processes.

Delegate non-essential tasks to others which will allow you to focus more time onto more productive matters.

Laws of proper delegation.
We will look at the laws of how to properly delegate the right tasks to the right people.

Solve problems more quickly and effectively.

To be more productive, it is important to solve problems quickly.
Problem cause solution mind mapping.

To be more productive, it is important to make the correct decisions:

  1. Yes, no decisions
  2. Which one, what kind decisions.
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A selection of food which is available on our open courses - varies per venue

Productivity Training Programme - Afternoon

Productivity relies on a certain state of mind

Productivity is the product of the inventive mind. If your mind-set is productive, then your actions will be correspondingly productive.

If your mindset is non-productive, then your actions will be correspondingly non-productive.
We will analyse and explain how your mind set affect your productivity.

Improve your productivity by developing the right mind set.

Maintain a positive mental attitude.
Conversation control: Keep office conversations only on productive topics
There are five types of conversational categories:

  1. Future will be good. These are goal orientated optimistic conversations. These are usually productive conversations
  2. Future will be bad. These are fear inducing conversations. Not very productive
  3. Past was bad. These are anger conversations. These are not very productive
  4. The past was good. These can be nostalgic conversations. These are non productive
  5. The present moment. These are usually productive conversations

Use the continuous improvement cycle:

Continuous improvement is based on five major concepts, structured as below:

Purpose, Plan, Action, Feedback, Change.

  • State your Major definite purpose
  • Formulate your best plan
  • Take consistent action
  • Gather and evaluate the feedback. Both positive and negative
  • Make progress by continually adapting and evolving

Recognise that the continuous improvement formula is a continuous process

How to use negative feedback to improve productivity.

Negative feedback is a signal to change, improve your plan of action.

The cycle is continuous and never-ending.
The continuous improvement cycles require the willingness to make changes.

The continuous improvement cycle suggests six questions.

  1. What is our Major definite purpose or goal?
  2. What is our detailed plan?
  3. What are our priority actions?
  4. That are the positive feedback results from our most recent actions
  5. That are the negative feedback results from our most recent actions
  6. Based on the recent feedback results, what progressive changes do we need to make to our current plan of action?

These six questions should be running as a continuous cycle and will almost guarantee you an improved productivity.

How can you employ this system in your place of work?

Final summary and action planning.

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The course content was excellent. I learnt a lot of new skills to help me become more organised and better in my job. The trainer's presentation was very good. Enjoyed both days from start to finish.

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