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Productivity Training

- One Day Course
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.

Productivity Training - One Day Course

About this Productivity Training Course

Productivity training is important because your success depends upon your productivity.

It is important to recognise that, you are not paid for amount work you do.

Rather, you are paid for the progress and productivity.

Sadly, it is not uncommon to have 'busy but NON-productive days'.

  • Busyness is a measure of the AMOUNT of work done.
  • Productivity is a measure of your ACHIEVEMENT.

Productivity training is about banishing bad days, and making each day more productive.

Who should attend the course?

If you need to:

  1. Get the most value from every hour at work
  2. Work to tight deadlines
  3. Work intelligently in a sometimes chaotic environment
  4. Work with people who sometimes occupy your time without adding value to your day.
  5. Find yourself having a “busy but non-productive day”.
  6. Find yourself being too easily distracted by non-important things
  7. If you have trouble with the sheer volume of work that you have to do.
  8. If you have a boss that interferes too much with your day.
  9. If you tend to spread yourself too thinly across too many tasks simultaneously, and therefore make little progress on them, instead of remaining more focused on a restricted number of high value tasks and making good progress on the most important things.

If any, or all, of these statements apply to you: then you would definitely benefit from attending this productivity management training course.

Benefits of this Productivity Training course

Our improving productivity training course will help you to become:

  • More productive but less busy
  • More organised
  • Less stressed
  • More motivated

The course content was very informative and detailed, relatable and useful. Easy to understand and absorb the information as well as enjoyable and entertaining. Will certainly be implementing the methods/rules learnt today in my working and personal environment. The trainer was professional, enthusiastic and understandable. His method of training allowed me to remember/absorb all the details.

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Productivity Training - One Day 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.

Day One - Morning

  • We are not paid for our effort. We are paid for our productivity
  • Make the distinction between “productive work” and “busy work”
  • Productivity is a measure of your achievement. Busyness is a measure of your activity
  • “Busy but non-productive days” are our most hated enemy
  • Strive to become more productive, not just busier
  • Productivity SOS: Improve your- Self, Others and Systems
  • Prioritise your work so you are always doing the most productive thing
  • Improve productivity by focusing relentlessly on your Major Definite Purpose
  • Handle interruptions and distractions
  • Delegate or outsource non-essential processes
  • Solve problems more quickly and efficiently
  • Handle interruptions quickly

Day One - Afternoon

  • Productivity relies on a certain state of mind
  • Improve your productivity by developing the right mind set
  • Create and sustain a positive mental attitude
  • Conversation control: get office conversations off non-productive (destructive) conten
  • Use the continuous improvement cycle: Purpose, Plan, Action, Feedback, Change
  • How to use negative feedback to improve your productivity
  • How to make your future better than your past
  • Develop a personal plan to improve your productivity

Available Dates and Locations

28 February
London - Central
£450 +VAT
8 March
Glasgow - Scotland
£450 +VAT
Course Full
14 March
Maidstone Kent
£450 +VAT
15 March
Manchester
£450 +VAT
More dates and locations available
Save £50 on this course

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Please note all our training courses include optional three months FREE telephone coaching to answer any on-going questions.

Course Timings: Start 09:00 - Finish 16:30. Lunch at 13:00, Tea Breaks at 11:00 and 15:00.
6 trainer-led hours, additional 2-3 via post-course portal independent learning

We currently offer training courses in: London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Maidstone, Kent, Glasgow, Scotland, Leeds, Gloucestershire

This was an extremely welcome and focussed course, covering rational behaviour in the workplace. Extremely useful tools for managing conflict and improving communication. The trainer was engaging and authoritative. The presentation was well paced, well illustrated, with a good variety of group work, plus presentation.

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Productivity Training Course Content

Productivity Training - Day One - AM

Introductions

Introductions

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.

Purposefulness
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.

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.

The course material presented was such that it can be called upon and defined if required in future. The trainer's presentation was out-going and kept the delegates focused by occasional use of humour.

Customer Reviews

Productivity Training - Day One - PM

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.

The course content has give me a better insight into the way I would like to be perceived as both a colleague and a manager. The trainer, Chris, came highly recommended and I hope to act on everything he has taught me over the coming weeks, months and years. Thank you.

Customer Reviews

The Course Training Method

The training method follows this general pattern - the training is very interactive and interesting:

  1. The trainer gives a clear explanation of the point in question with specific examples.
  2. Then, the delegates practice by doing an exercise with each other.
  3. The delegates practice by doing an exercise with the trainer.
  4. All points are supported with full written notes to take away.
  5. Delegates are asked to write down an associated action, for each point made.
    (At the end of the day, we have about twenty such actions, from which the delegates choose six which are the most personally meaningful).

Note: we do not believe in placing people in any situation of embarrassment by demanding that they 'perform' in front of the whole group. So you can relax: come on this course and be at ease; ready to learn new skills!

Open Training Course Pricing and Availability

You are able to book this course online today.

28 February
London - Central
£450 +VAT
8 March
Glasgow - Scotland
£450 +VAT
Course Full
14 March
Maidstone Kent
£450 +VAT
15 March
Manchester
£450 +VAT
More dates and locations available
Save £50 on this course

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

  • A full day of quality training
  • Tea, coffee and cakes
  • Lunch
  • Full colour course notes
  • Written action plan
  • Certificate
  • Additional training material by means of monthly updates
  • Access to the Post Course Portal

Plus, 3 months free telephone coaching

To answer any on-going questions, you will also 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.

Course Timings

Start 09:00 - Finish 16:30.
Lunch at 13:00, Tea Breaks at 11:00 and 15:00.

6 trainer-led hours, additional 2-3 via post-course portal independent learning.

After the course, how can you keep the training-momentum going?

We understand that it is important to keep the momentum of the training going, in the weeks after the course. The ideas and methods that you learnt during the course need to be implemented, not just for the two weeks after the course, but for all time!

In order to make that happen, we will give you continued, on-going support after the training course has finished. The support comes in the form of the Post Course Portal.

The Post Course Portal is a web page that contains a review of all the course material, plus the following:

  • Newsletters containing training blogs and articles, which will provide you with ongoing training and good ideas, whenever you need them.
  • Fun questionnaires that are designed to tease out your strengths and weaknesses and then give you ideas as to how you might improve your performance.
  • Decision matrices that will allow you to make decisions and prioritise tasks into the correct order.
  • Summary diagrams and mind maps from the course.
  • Conflict scripts that give you examples of how the conflict method can be used, in real life situations.
  • Free eBook the effective leader manager.

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In-House Training Course Pricing and Proposal

This course is also available 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 for up to 20 delegates (international training price varies).

This price includes:

  • Full days training
  • Full course training manual
  • Personal written action plans
  • Access to the post course portal
  • Three months free telephone coaching

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