Course Code: 251

Organizing Your Time for Maximum Productivity

Class Dates:
1/2 day Days
Class Time:
Instructor-Led Training, Virtual Instructor-Led Training


  • Course Overview
  • Organizing Your Time for Maximum Productivity course will introduce concepts and techniques necessary to help you learn how to bounce back and refocus in order to remain productive and regain control of your time. This in turn will allow you to complete your work more effectively and deliver on time and without stress. You will be able to apply practical skills and learn basic techniques for improving your organization, prioritization, and delegation skills in a comfortable setting, employing content that's easy to learn.
  • Audience
  • Upon the successful completion of this course, candidates can expect to gain knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

    How to better understand time management skills and identify any shortcomings, as well as debunk popular myths about time management
    About effective organization techniques, and how to set goals
    About productivity, including the application of efficiency, prioritization, and delegation
    How to apply specific skills to manage your time effectively in a practical work setting, including managing meetings, learning to say "No," and dealing with stress and anxiety
    How to employ aids to productivity, such as smartphone apps


Course Details

  • Module A: Time management and productivity: An overview
  • How to diagnose and avoid poor time management skills
  • The myths of multitasking
  • Why we procrastinate—and how to stop
  • About lateness
  • Techniques for staying focused
  • Module B: Organization and planning
  • Filing vs. piling
  • Hierarchic data structure
  • Setting goals
  • Setting expectations
  • Diagnosing problems
  • Planning and its benefits
  • Module C: Productivity
  • Identifying productivity styles
  • Prioritization
  • Urgency vs. importance
  • ABC's of prioritization
  • The prioritization matrix
  • Tips for prioritizing tasks
  • Delegation
  • Scoring your ability to delegate
  • The Seven Steps of Delegation
  • Micromanagement, its symptoms, and its solutions
  • Module D: Time management
  • Time "bandits"
  • Dealing with interruptions—in person, by phone, or by email
  • Dealing with phone interruptions
  • Managing meetings
  • Learning to say No
  • Practicing assertiveness
  • Dealing with stress and anxiety
  • Module E: Aids to productivity
  • Productivity strategies
  • The Pomodoro technique
  • Productivity apps
  • Module F: Wrap-up
  • Developing good habits
  • Franklin's approach to changing one's habits
  • Tips for organizing yourself
  • Plan and prepare
  • Your personal goals