Productivity Foundations for Teams: Getting Things Done in the New World of Work

Never before have employees have been faced with so many challenges to productivity – and such a need for it. This program provides a big picture overview of fundamental skills, knowledge, tools, and mindsets that support individual and team productivity no matter where they are working from. Many employees know these fundamentals in theory, but don’t apply them as fully as they could for themselves or their teams. This program is designed to introduce or refresh these fundamentals. More importantly, it includes application assignments for participants to report back on in each subsequent session to ensure that they apply their learning back at work. The entire series is delivered over several months to ensure participants apply their knowledge and develop the productivity habits and systems they need to keep improve their productivity continuously over time.

    Instructional Objectives:

    Module 1: Getting Things Done: Productivity Principles & Practices

    • Assessment of current Productivity Quotient of themselves and their team
    • Why people struggle with getting things done – the 4 productivity FOES
    • Improving Focus – key tools and principles of prioritization
    • Getting and staying Organized – a framework for getting things done
    • Overview of key tools and technology for getting and staying organized
    • Draft of initial action plan to address their productivity development priorities throughout the course

    Module 2: Productivity Principles and Practices Integration Day

    • Presentations and exercises to share learning from integration assignments after first session
    • Small and large group application exercises on how to best adapt the productivity principles to their unique team and work environment

    Module 3: Communication and Productivity

    • How communication impacts productivity, fulfillment and results at work
    • Assessing your communication skills
    • Foundations for communication effectiveness
    • Active listening primer and practice
    • Giving and receiving feedback to enhance productivity

    Module 4: Fundamentals of Delegation & Collaboration

    • How delegation and collaboration support and block productivity
    • Key myths and common mistakes that lead to ineffective delegation
    • The five elements of effective delegation and collaboration
    • Utilizing systems to track accountability and monitor progress
    • Tools and technology to support effective delegation

    Module 5: High Performance Meeting Fundamentals

    • Meetings as productivity boosters and busters
    • Types of meetings that every healthy business must have
    • Key skills for leading and participating in effective meetings
    • Supporting inclusion and diversity – why it matters and quick tools to do it
    • Agendas and minutes – why they are essential and how to do them quickly and effectively

    Module 6: Communication, Delegation and Meetings Integration Day

    • Presentations and exercises to share learning from assignments from Modules 3-5
    • Small and large group application exercises on how to best adapt the communication, delegation and meeting principles to enhance productivity principles in their unique team and workplace

    Module 7: Fundamentals of Work and Project Planning

    • The four different types of planning
    • Creating a planning habit
    • Project planning purpose, principles, and best practices
    • Applying project planning principles to strategic priorities
    • Show and tell of tools and technology for project planning and task management

    Module 8: Fundamentals of Systems Thinking

    • How systems drive productivity
    • The importance of aligning systems with your culture
    • The Result of Note™ mindset – the engine of capacity building
    • Building systems and habits to automate, optimize and improve both results and fulfillment at work
    • Online project management software and other technology to build systems while doing your work

    Measurable Learning Outcomes:

    By the end of the program, participants will:

    • Understand the time management FOES that are blocking their own energy, productivity, and results and fulfillment at work
    • Feel more competent, confident and in control of their time, results, and wellbeing
    • Understand and be able to address basic team and system dynamics that get in the way of productivity
    • Implement concrete action steps throughout the program to immediately address their productivity gaps for themselves and their team

    This program builds competencies in the following areas:

    Duration & Resources:

    24 Hours

    Available as (Delivery Format):

    Scroll to Top