Personal Productivity Breakthrough Strategies

Personal Productivity Break-through Strategies

Personal Productivity Breakthrough Strategies

The Keys to Time Management and Personal Productivity


Personal Productivity Breakthrough Strategies combining personal efficiency, goal-focus and good time and self-management lie at the heart not only of personal effectiveness but also of organisational success. Everybody needs to make the best of their own time and talent and those of the people around them if they, the team and organisation are to achieve their objectives and business goals. If you can’t manage time, you can’t manage anything.

This intensive and comprehensive programme provides participants with the opportunity to explore the fundamental principles of organizing for success and take stock of their current working practices and determine action to enhance personal, team and organisational effectiveness.

The Organizing for Success training course also focuses on the skill sets of personal effectiveness – such as personal organisation, good communication with others, effective business writing skills, efficient reading, working with technology, managing efficient proesses, managing information overload and proactive self-development.


  • All professionals and administrative staff who have some discretion over how to manage their time and the need to balance priorities, to meet both immediate demands and longer-term objectives


  • To help participants manage time better (their own and other people’s)
  • To better manage their personal resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done through being more organized in everything they do.
  • To recognize the importance of being well organized and planning effectively on the job
  • Learn the skills, attitudes and techniques organize themselves, their goals, their work and their time more efficiently
  • To provide an opportunity for participants to explore the skills and principles of time-management and exchange ideas, tips and techniques around being more organized
  • To provide an opportunity for participants to take stock of their current working practices and decide on an action-based strategy to ‘work smarter’
  • To encourage participants to be proactive in their continuous professional development and to provide them with a range of tools to support their learning


This is an exciting and interactive programme which combines case studies, management games and simulations, discussion exercises, self-assessment instruments and video training films.  The emphasis throughout is practical and on identifying and taking action to enhance personal and organisational effectiveness


Time is a dimension of everything we do at work and this is reflected in this comprehensive programme which not only looks at the core issues of planning and priority setting but also at all dimensions of our working practices and personal effectiveness and how we can get the best out of other people.

Personal Productivity Breakthrough strategies

1 – The principles of personal organization and effectiveness

  • Programme introduction and objectives
  • Action planning and enhancing personal and team effectiveness
  • Time-stealers and costs of poor time management and personal organisation
  • Priority setting – rational and emotional approaches
  • Ten principles of effective time management and personal organisation
  • Handling and making requests
  • Behavioural analysis and time management

2 – Managing priorities and meeting deadlines

  • The time management matrix
  • The four quadrants and the harsh reality of priority setting
  • The habit trap – how they work, how to change them
  • Production versus productive capability
  • What can you realistically achieve
  • Impact and effort matrix
  • Interdependency and the art of delegation
  • Staying focused, resisting distracting and avoiding procrastination

3 – Personal organization and planning systems

  • Getting the best from diaries and to-do lists
  • Proactive planning to meet key responsibilities
  • Developing time-based planning – daily, weekly, monthly plans etc
  • Making the most of office technology
  • Handling interruptions – developing a time sensitive culture
  • Planning project-type work
  • Principles of Critical Path Analysis and implications for priority setting
  • Understanding stress and managing stress in yourself and others

4 – Being organized through better communication

  • Delegation – giving and receiving
  • Team-working and team building
  • Coaching skills – formal and informal training and instruction
  • Improving communication and working relationships
  • Assertiveness – what is and how to use it
  • Effective and efficient meetings – best practice

5 – Self-development and creativity

  • Developing creativity in self and others
  • How the brain works and creative thinking techniques
  • Developing a culture of continuous improvement
  • Implementing change initiatives
  • Continuing professional development – a proactive approach
  1. Course summary and personal action plans
  • Programme review
  • Action plans

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