Take Back Your Time

24 September 2019

    Start Time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Location: Dunedin
  • Venue: Otago Chamber of Commerce, Level 3, 442 Moray Place

HOW TO GET WORK DONE WHILE LIVING THE LIFE YOU WANT

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 IT’S EASY TO SQUANDER TIME AT WORK.

How often do you hear yourself say that you’re too busy, you don’t know where time disappears to, or you don’t have enough hours in the day?

We live in a sped-up world, where ‘busy’ is the buzzword. We can begin the work day full of determination to be productive and efficient, but finish wondering where the day went and feeling compelled to work extra hours to catch up. Technology provides so many opportunities to streamline and improve workflow – yet in many occupations it also becomes a source of distraction and overwhelm. We also inadvertently disrupt our own attention – and that of the people around us – on a regular basis.

And any of us can fall into habits which result in lowered productivity, decreased output, poor communication, workplace stress and overwhelm. This triggers a cycle of feeling frantic yet being unproductive, overworking and under-delivering, feeling stretched and dissatisfied at the same time.


PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY!

An efficiency workshop will help you make sustainable changes to these patterns. Gaining an understanding of your own and your organisation’s productivity can lead to huge benefits in terms of meeting deadlines, improving billable hours, heightening customer/client satisfaction, reaching key performance indicators more easily, and having a team who feel satisfied that they’ve worked effectively and efficiently at the end of each day...without feeling burnt out.

If you’re a solo business-owner, self employed or a freelancer, this workshop is for you too. Working alone brings additional challenges around how to design your work day so as to be fruitful while avoiding distraction pitfalls, and how to be self-directed with projects when there are fewer external deadlines or incentives.

Whatever your situation, you’ll have the opportunity to influence the content we cover in this workshop. Everyone who registers more than a week in advance will receive a brief survey to provide insights about their current successes, frustrations and challenges in terms of managing workload, multiple demands and productivity. This guides preparation for the workshop, ensuring that the session is tailored specifically to the attendees’ needs.


AREAS COVERED

  • what working efficiently does and doesn't look like
  • common obstacles and habits which interfere with our work satisfaction and effectiveness (e.g., technology
  • overload, procrastination, overwhelm, workplace systems and organisational constraints such as open-plan offices)
  • understanding more about your own optimal work conditions and habits
  • strategies, tools and resources to counter against the obstacles above

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • what your ideal work day looks like
  • how to develop a personalised plan for overcoming habits which interfere with your ability to focus, concentrate, begin work and complete it
  • how to design work practices which allow for greater ease and effectiveness, both personally and within teams
  • how to potentially save more than two hours of productive time in your day

 

PRESENTER

Nicola Brown - Efficiency Coach 

Nicola is an efficiency, organisational and executive coach who helps people make the most of their time, energy and resources, so they can take care of themselves while doing the work that matters most to them. She loves helping people move from flustered to flourishing and from overwhelmed to organised. She coaches individuals and organisations all around NZ and the world, supporting and inspiring people to take control of their time so they can do the work they love and live the life they crave. She also encourages people to laugh at this frantic, sped-up world we live in.

When she isn’t coaching and speaking, Nicola is a clinical psychologist in private practice with more than 20 years’ experience. She also does hip-hop and afro fusion dance, and dabbles in standup comedy (although never simultaneously!).

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*PLEASE NOTE:  

Payments can be made on registration by cash or cheque payable to The Otago Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 5713, Dunedin 9058 | online to Westpac #03 0905 0970271 00 | Visa and MasterCard payments are accepted on our secure website payment page when you register above.

For a full refund to be given, cancellation must be received no less than 48 hours prior to the workshop date.

For details and other training options, call the training team on 03 479 0181 or email training@otagochamber.co.nz  

Register

$125.00 NZD (incl. GST)