Increasing Personal Productivity
Boosting your productivity doesn’t need to mean squeezing more hours into your work week. In fact, true productivity usually happens when you learn how to expend minimal energy for maximum results.
Time management tools and programs can only go so far. If you want to boost your productivity in a lasting way, you need to change the way you look at your time and your tasks. In this course, the instructor explains how to boost your productivity by shifting your perspective. He shares bite-sized, actionable tips for finding room in your schedule to improve your productivity, developing flexibility, and avoiding lower-value activities. Plus, get strategies for shaking off negative experiences, adding meaning to your workday, and more.
- Name one useful tip concerning low-value activities.
- Explain how to avoid the crowd mindset.
- Recall how a gathering point is used to handle interruptive ideas.
- List three tips that can help you prepare for unexpected setbacks.
- Identify techniques used to deal with negative experiences.
- 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
- 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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