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Overview

Here's just some of what you'll learn:

  • How to pinpoint the time-wasters that are dragging down productivity of specific individuals or the whole team
  • Five things successful project managers do every day to keep projects on track, on time and on budget
  • When to reprioritize, reorganize, or reject work activities that may no longer be in step with team objectives
  • Why you should take a good look at yourself first: Are you modeling behaviors that drain productivity out of the day?
  • Strategies to help you reroute work and learn to delegate effectively
  • Ways to easily track and monitor team and individual priorities, projects and assignments
  • How to build a communication framework and meeting schedule that best fits the needs of your team

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Five powerful benefits you’ll gain when you invest in this course

  1. Learn to streamline and simplify for success

    Discover exciting new ideas for streamlining critical functions (such as financial, budget, payroll and HR) and simplifying departmental activities (meetings, projects, tasks and planning) so that you and your team accomplish more in less time.

  2. Customize a time-management system that meets your needs

    By analyzing your leadership style, personality and management situation, you’ll learn how to develop a unique system specifically designed to address your own time-management issues. You will not only boost your own productivity, but you’ll also trigger an upswing in the productivity of your team.

  3. Use your time more efficiently and effectively

    Gain proven strategies for squeezing the most out of every minute you spend at work. We’ll show you how to stop wasting time on unproductive tasks, nonpriorities, interruptions and other time-eaters. Instead, you’ll learn to focus on “big picture” management tasks that simply can’t be delegated, delayed or reprioritized.

  4. Increase the productivity of your department or team

    Your ability to manage time effectively has a direct impact on the performance of your team. The more productive you become, the more productive they become. Once you start to delegate more, micromanage less and spend your time where it matters, your people will take the initiative to accomplish more on their own, utilize their work time more wisely and rise to the challenge of being an integral part of a high-performance team.

  5. Carve out more personal time for yourself

    As a manager, you probably come in early, stay late and take work home on the weekends — the perfect setup for “burnout.” This course will give you the tools to examine your work priorities, redirect your energy and expertise where they are needed most and utilize your workplace hours more effectively. As a result, you’ll gain more time to pursue personal endeavors, you’ll be free to truly enjoy days away from the office and you’ll move toward a healthier, more balanced approach to your career.

Agenda

Managing Time, Setting Priorities

The effective manager’s guide to success

  • How to identify and prioritize your most important accountabilities, responsibilities and deliverables
  • Ways to detect time-wasters that are affecting the productivity of an individual or the entire team
  • Guidelines for determining top priorities and requirements for success
  • How to decide which processes can be simplified to create a more direct path to attainment of work goals
  • Clues that it’s time to reprioritize or discontinue tasks that slow productivity
  • Techniques for streamlining critical functions that are built into your schedule — such as financial, budget, HR and payroll — so that you’re consistently on time and on target

Forming Solid Time-Management Habits

Strategies for personal productivity and teamwork

  • Why your goal to squeeze the most out of every day must start with an honest analysis of the way you usually spend your time and energy
  • How to implement your time and productivity plan, form new habits and budget your time wisely each day
  • Tactics for getting team members to respect your work approach, habits and patterns
  • How to use technology to enhance your productivity (and tips for recognizing new gizmos and toys that will only slow things down)
  • Ways to eliminate “Achilles’ heel” supervisory bad habits that hamper results and threaten career success
  • A realistic plan for dealing with the procrastination, self-doubt and stress that can crush your productivity and focus

Achieving Key Goals and Ensuring Results

The essentials of team management

  • How to spot opportunities to reroute key work assignments and delegate effectively
  • An easy way to track individual and team priorities, projects and assignments
  • Methods for building “supervisory success” into every day, week and month Ideas that bring fun to the workplace and keep team members focused on objectives
  • Strategies for determining how much control, follow-up, tracking and feedback is needed for each team member and assignment
  • How to build a communication and meeting schedule that best fits the needs — and agendas — of your team members
  • Signs that “micromanagement” is killing morale or jeopardizing the quality of the end product
  • How to encourage positive information flow between you and your staff members — and reduce follow-up time
  • Tips to stay updated on every important activity in your department

Handling Projects, Special Assignments, New Initiatives

Solutions for workplace challenges

  • Three actions to take when projects are behind schedule, over budget, or out of focus
  • How to make your supervisors aware of your workload and accomplishments — and those of your team — without whining, grandstanding, showing off, or wearing them out
  • Seven steps managers must complete when presented with new assignments, responsibilities or initiatives
  • Tactics to get the resources you need — even when budgets are tight
  • How to use your unique management style to get results from team members and others within the organization
  • Five things successful project managers do every day to keep projects on track, on time and on budget
  • The best way to reallocate time, projects and assignments when new initiatives arise

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