The aim of this two-day workshop is to provide an overview of current world-class personal productivity material, and to explain both how and why this concept has superseded time management models. It progressively outlines a personal productivity model that will inspire you to greater effectiveness at work.
This workshop addresses the leadership behaviours of Personal Leadership and Planning on our Leadership Competencies Framework.
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Personal productivity has superseded time management as a model for personal development. Traditional time management techniques have focussed on the setting and sequencing of priorities, but the world of business has changed. ‘Knowledge work’ has no clear boundaries, and frequently no clear outcomes. Change is relentless, information flow is vast, and jobs themselves have no constant reference point. The traditional time management model, with an emphasis on systems and priorities, simply cannot accommodate the complexity and rapidity of change inherent in those very priorities.
Personal productivity takes a radically different approach, by focusing not on managing time or priorities, but instead on the management and maximisation of actions in order to master workflow. The concepts covered in this workshop are consistent with current thinking on situated and embodied cognition as in ‘the extended mind’ (Clark & Chalmers, 1998), ‘feedback control’ (Heylighen & Joslyn, 2001), and with the positive psychology concept of ‘flow’ (Csikszentmihalyi, 1990).
This workshop synthesises best practice material from a variety of international programmes and publications. The core content, however, is an iteration of the GTD System®, the programme by David Allen in ‘Getting Things Done®’ (2001). The concepts are used as a framework for effective personal productivity that any person can customise to their own corporate and personal lifestyle, goals and values. Because it is a philosophy, and not a system, it can be simply adapted by the visual/tactile person into a hands-on paper-based system, or by the linear/digital person into an elegant electronic system. It is based on the premise that workflow management and personal productivity is an art that can be learned and mastered.
This workshop qualifies for NZ Trade and Enterprise’s Capability Development Voucher Scheme.
This workshop is for executives and professionals at any level who wish to establish a stronger regime of personal productivity in both their work and personal lives.
By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
- create your own personal productivity model to manage your projects and actions
- grasp the concept of externalising memory
- use the power of Outcome Focussing to obtain clarity
- develop true priorities by using the filter of Horizons of Focus
- understand and maintain the integrity of your total inventory of Agreements of Trust
- assess and implement best of practice paper and software productivity options
- apply the power of context based thinking and batch processing every day.