Get Tasks Done Training

Most individuals feel that their days are consumed with all the unavoidable external factors we must deal with each day, such as meetings, email, mail, phone calls, interruptions, and crises. Thus, most people aren't able to get done what they want to get done. Developing a way to track tasks and action items provides more control over those external factors and helps you focus on what you want to get done. Tracking tasks also reduces stress because you don’t have to worry about what you might have forgotten. It also helps you manage time more effectively by planning time in your day or week to get priorities accomplished.

In this training, we discuss how you can best manage, track and accomplish action items. In depth instruction is provided on how participants can use their electronic productivity tool, (i.e. Outlook or Lotus Notes), to more effectively manage their tasks. Participants will also learn how to set attainable goals and prioritize. To support time management goals, participants will also learn how to prioritize and plan their day/ week. Upon completion of the class each participant will develop commitments and an action plan.

Learning Objectives

Understand how to identify, choose and track priorities

Learn the different types of tasks and how best to manage and accomplish them

Review the type and benefits of different task list systems

Understand how to track and maintain task lists

Understand how to use the task list system in productivity systems (i.e Outlook, Gmail, Lotus Notes)

Learn the four steps to managing task lists

Gain tips on how to get tasks done in your day and week

Learn how to track projects and sub-tasks

Learn strategies on how to manage delegated action items

Understand the 7 reasons why task lists fail

Learn strategies on how to focus and multi-task effectively

Gain strategies on how to negotiate or say 'no' for additional tasks

Understand the best working zone to accomplish the right tasks in the right place

Gain strategies on how to manage barriers such as interruptions and procrastination

Identify and articulate participant commitments to improving task and priority management

Seminar Length: 2-3 hours
Class Size: 10-30 participants
Materials: 20 page workbook provided
Seminar Location: On-site at company
Equipment: LCD projector and easel chart

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