Managing Your Workload

The Purpose of the Course

Take a day to reassess the purpose of your role and how to achieve the key tasks. Look at ways to manage the less productive tasks and then pick up lots of tips and techniques to help make things run more smoothly (one simple technique has saved many previous participants over an hour a week)! Take away a list of practical tasks and habit changes that you know will make a difference to the way you work.

Benefits for your organisation

Today’s working environment seems to demand more of people in less time with fewer resources and it becomes easy to get overwhelmed and lose sight of the priorities. This workshop will give you the opportunity to think about your role and identify the tasks that really get results. It then gives tips and techniques on how to spend more time on these tasks, and less on the others – it also looks at the tools that are available to help get you organised, and how to get the best out of them.

Who is this course for?

Anyone who has some discretion about how he/she uses time – it is also helpful if participants have been in their current assignment for at least two months.

Topics Covered:

Setting priorities

  • “What am I here for?”: job purpose
  • Identifying the active tasks and ways to spend less time reacting
  • Important versus urgent matrix
  • Batching and scheduling techniques
  • ‘Busy’ tasks: how to recognise and eliminate them
  • Managing ‘monkeys’
  • Tips and techniques for effective delegation

Planning tasks, ‘to do’ lists and diaries

  • Task planning
  • Daily planning: managing the diary and ‘to do’ list
  • Outlook tips and techniques
  • Recognising and overcoming procrastination

Managing Time Wasters

  • Dealing with ‘drop-in visitors’ and long-winded ‘phone calls
  • Desk management and handling paperwork and e-mail

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of making time to plan.
  • Establish the key tasks needed to achieve effective performance.
  • Reduce and manage the reactive and less productive tasks.
  • Set effective priorities.
  • Set up an effective system to manage task lists, ‘to do’ lists and diaries.
  • Recognise and deal with procrastination.
  • Manage the time wasting elements of their role.
  • Set up an effective system to deal with paperwork and e-mails.
  • Use diaries, calendars and emails more effectively.

This is what recent delegates had to say about this course:

“Thank you for a very informative, professional and enjoyable course” Sandra Smith, Michael Jones Jeweller

“Good to have interactions with others facing similar challenges, valuable course content, fast paced & relevent” Knights of Old

“Feels like a 9 year weight & problem now has a solution, excellent tutor” Chris Althorpe Webforma Studios Ltd

“Some very useful information, what I specifically came for and delivered at the right pace!” Phil Sheldon, SATRA Technology Centre Ltd

“Very practical and will apply the learning to my career and personal life” Tawanda Chikwanha Technical & Development Services Ltd

“Very worthwhile, looking forward to putting ideas into practice” Phil Reed Optimax Ltd

For more information, or to book a place on this course, call us on 01604 490470 or email training@northants-chamber.co.uk. Chamber members can book online.

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