Working Sm@rt Foundation Programme
Never before has the need for clear priorities, focused daily plans, tight diary management, great meeting (VC) agendas and management been more important. How we communicate and how we maximise our technology is critical for future success. It’s imperative we have the right processes to ensure we stay on top of all our communications, work with our colleagues effectively, support one another appropriately and work sm@rt with our Microsoft tools.
Current Challenges with Working From Home:
Merged life and work meaning higher distractions
High volumes of email and comms from multiple apps
A need to stay connected but over communicating with less effect
Struggling to prioritise work
Poor well-being due to work related anxiety
Technology is not optimised – we need to upskill
Feeling overwhelmed but disengaged and unmotivated
What is the Impact of Working Sm@rt on Productivity & Well-Being?
In November 2019 32,000 individuals from 2,400 companies around the world completed the Working Smart effectiveness questionnaire. When asked ‘How much time have you gained as a result of the programme?’, the average of all respondents is 54 minutes per day per person. What does this mean? If you have a team of 10, you are producing another 5 days of productivity for the team each week. Are you really treating business productivity as the very expensive and scarce resource that it is?
In a recent survey of our Scottish clients, 97% of them said Working Sm@rt reduced anxieties they had over too much work / feeling of pressure of work and they would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to feel more in control of life and work.
Working Smart is the result of a 5 year study led by Dr Peter Honey into best practice behaviours and the impact IT has had on our working processes. This research identified that really effective people in today’s ever-changing workplace have highly developed self disciplined habits in the way they approach, respond to and handle work. As a result of this research, Priority Management developed our Working Smart Method which teaches habit changing processes by leveraging the capabilities of Microsoft Outlook, IBM Notes and NovelGroupwise.