Keeper:

Emma Mills-Sheffield

Yurt Business Category:

“Strategic ‘doing’, putting productivity in the right places” 

We’re mindful of how we use resources; how we reduce, reuse and recycle and are being more thoughtful on what resources we truly need.  Too often we don’t think about time, yet it’s the resource which is finite.  Research shows that only 30-40% of the average workday is actually productive yet we manage to fill our time and often don’t feel like we’ve actually achieved what we started out to do.

So what would you do if you had more time?  Time to actually think, time to think strategically.  You might want to work smarter to fit your working day into five hours and with this new time take up a Masters degree, spend time with family or take on a fabulous new project, then you should think about how to be productive in the time that you have.

There’s a plethora of apps and tools on the market which integrate with your other software, they make collaborating with colleagues easier, they promise to make your working day shorter but are they a distraction?  If you’ve got a handful of unused productivity apps on your phone then it might be time for some serious mindset changes.

This 3 hour immersive and practical workshop focuses on how to define what your goals, activities and tasks are so you can work more effectively, productively and with purpose. It gives you the methods behind how to work more productively, the mindset shifts that are really needed to succeed and to overcome ingrained habits and procrastination.

You’ll be asked to work on your current goals and to-do list and will learn how to focus on what makes you money, what makes you grow and what you love to do.  As for the rest, you’ll learn how to delegate artfully or cross it off the list without guilt.  We’ll also cover how to block out time to work strategically – strategic ‘doing’ which in turn supports strategic thinking.

Within a team, this encourages a culture of trust, loyalty, quality and ownership as clarity over who focuses on what becomes much clearer. Delegating becomes easier and isn’t restricted to a hierarchical order, it’s managed respectfully and according to who is the most effective at certain tasks and whether these tasks fit into their role.

Course experience:

  • Learning innovative ways to breakdown your tasks strategically aligned to your goals
  • Ability to quickly decide what’s strategic, what’s ‘just business’ and what’s a distraction
  • Understanding which tools are effective dependent on your working style
  • Highly Experiential – practical work using learners’ own examples
  • Ownership and accountability – new ways of working for a team to support each other
  • Accessibility – easy to put new methods into practice straight away
  • Access to a toolkit of materials to use during and after
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