Productivity Courses

What does it mean to be productive? Our working definition of productivity is ‘doing the right thing, in the right way, at the right time’, and our productivity courses aim to support just that.
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The modern professional is bombarded with demands on their attention and their problem-solving, from the moment they wake up until the very end of their evening.

Productivity isn’t necessarily about doing more, but more about doing more of the right things, at the right time and in the right way. Our courses emphasise a move away from ‘busy’ – where stress is common and reactive is the norm – to ‘productive’, where proactivity guides our focus.

Knowing how to make best use of our time, attention and energy is core to our approach to productivity training. Additionally, proactively paying attention to the interface with our work and personal roles and responsibilities can contribute to a more meaningful and productive existence.

Our productivity courses focus on key productivity skills that can be deployed in virtually any work environment. Course contents are based on principles, not inflexible processes or rules, so delegates can make them work for them, whatever the constraints of their role or organisational culture. We also highlight the skills required for navigate the work-life interface, which has been complicated by flexibility, technology and globalisation.

Productivity Principles

These day-long workshops emphasise the practical application of psychological science in getting more of the right things done.

Pillars of Productivity

Our flagship productivity workshop, ‘Pillars of Productivity’ is based on a set of crucial principles that anyone can adopt and adapt to their own working environment. The workshop emphasises self-awareness, alongside prioritisation, pragmatism and effective processes. Delegates will leave with a workable plan to implement upon their return to work, with clarity on why they want to be productive and the goals they’ll achieve once they’ve implemented their new approach.

Productivity for Leaders

Organisational leaders face unique productivity challenges, with a need to delegate elegantly, consider the longer term in balance with the short-term goals and regular pressure on their time when it comes to people management and development. We also know that leaders frequently act as role models in terms of working style and decision-making. Our workshop gives leaders the tools they need to increase their focus, their efficiency and their effective prioritisation for them and others.

Delegate for Success

Delegation is a crucial organisational skill and we look at it from a
holistic perspective. We emphasise the need to plan, to understand
the people you’re delegating to and to engage in effective monitoring
of delegated tasks and projects. We explore the psychology of what
prevents us from delegating and how to overcome this. Delegation
requires clarity of priorities, trust in those being delegated to and a sense of purpose. Delegates leave this course with increased self-awareness and an action plan for delegation they can put into practice immediately.

Making Flexibility Work

One trend that marks out 21st century working practice is an increase in flexible working arrangements. This workshop explores how to get the best out of flexible working whether it’s Flexi-time or location-independent working. To ensure these arrangements generate the expected benefits takes planning and forethought. This workshop explores how to remain productive while working flexibly, how to manage relationships and others’ expectations and how to avoid overwork and stress. Delegates will leave the workshop with a plan to improve their flexible working logistics, productivity and focus.

Work-life Fit - develop your work-life toolkit

The interface between work and home can be a source of immense stress. Especially when we view it as a competition between work and home or striving for a perfect balance between the two. However, when we instead work on navigating the challenges and design a work- life fit around our job and our personal life, we can leave behind outdated notions of ‘balance’ and engage with our multiple life roles and the work they bring with them in a much more successful and dynamic way. Delegates will leave this workshop with an understanding of their preferred work-life style, tactics and techniques for minimising unwanted ‘overspill’ from one domain to the other and a plan for implementing a work-life fit that is unique to them.

Productivity Essentials

Bite-size learning to boost your productivity

Our ‘Productivity Essentials’ sessions over the basics of everyday productivity skills, focusing on how to get the maximum return from small changes to our thinking and behaviour. These 90-minute sessions are impactful and minimise delegates’ absence from the workplace.

  • Prioritisation 101 – how to prioritise your workload and clarify your focus
  • Delegation 101 – how to delegate and monitor effectively
  • Flexible working 101 – how to make the most of flexible working arrangements
  • Work-life integration 101 – how to manage the interface between work and home
  • Email 101 – how to tame the email beast!
  • Proactivity 101 – how to leave the procrastination habit behind