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, phone calls, interruptions, and crises. Thus, workers aren't able to get done what they want to get done. Developing a way to track tasks and priorities 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 understanding what time is needed in your day or week to get priorities accomplished.

In this training, we discuss how to 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 Gmail) to effectively manage their tasks. Participants will also learn how to quickly identify and take action on priorities.

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 use, track and maintain task lists
  • Understand how to use the task list system in productivity systems (i.e Outlook, Gmail)
  • Learn the four steps to maintain and manage 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