Smart Productivity

Workplace productivity is an individual,
a team and a leadership issue.

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We specialise in onsite and online productivity training for organisations.
Find the right productivity solution for your team below.

Smart Work

Personal Productivity
Smart Work helps you and your team to get organised, conquer the deluge of incoming communications and spend more time on the important work that has an impact. Learn to leverage the power of technology to boost productivity in the modern workplace. Run as an onsite or online training workshop, or as a conference keynote presentation.

Smart Teams

Team Culture
Smart Teams will help your team to go beyond personal productivity skills to enhance team productivity culture. Create team agreements that reduce email noise, make meetings more effective, make collaboration more productive and reduce unnecessary urgency. Can be run as a series of team presentations or as a cultural change deep dive.

Lead Smart

Leading Productivity
Increased productivity at the leadership level can have a massive impact on the productivity of the entire team. Develop the personal productivity skills of your leadership team at the same time as equipping them to lead productivity within their teams. This program can be run onsite or online, or as a bespoke conference keynote presentation.


Why Adapt?

Adapt has over 17 years’ experience helping leaders, managers and staff to harness the power of their technology to work more productively. Our experience working with medium to large corporations means that we understand the productivity pressures faced by your people.

Our programs are based on a set of productivity principles that can be applied directly to tools like MS Outlook and OneNote to produce immediate results for participants.

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Guaranteed productivity improvement

Results of our post program survey from past participants, months after the training:


gained at least 30 minutes of
more productive time per day


achieved greater focus on important work


increased their ability to manage email


achieved inbox zero on a regular basis


would recommend the training
to others in their organisation

Trusted by the best to boost productivity

You have revolutionised my life! Our session on Wednesday was a game-changer for me! Unlike most courses, where I begin seriously invested and drift off half way through, I actually found myself becoming more invested in what you were saying as the day progressed.  

Monique Hope-Pearson, Group Legal Council, Connective Broker Services

In my 6 years in CommSec (and CBA) this is the BEST COURSE I’ve ever done. I would recommend to anyone at any level. In fact I've had 4 of my staff go through it since. Its easy application in real time with ongoing support makes it easy for everyone and anyone to implement ..…

Steve Mater, Executive Manager Investment Sales, CommSec

I am delighted to report that today, the team are totally energised and working diligently to implement the new systems.  The office has a completely different feel, a warmth of positive energy.

David Smith, Managing Director, SC Botanicals

We are an organization that gears up at the end of the year enormous work load leading into the Australian Open. There is a significant sense of “busyness” amongst the teams and I was looking for an expert that could talk to all levels of employees and management and relate to their “busyness” by providing…

Jaquie Scammell, Director Customer Relations, Tennis Australia

Adapt’s integrated approach to managing inputs, actions and outcomes through centralised action planning has made a world of difference to how I operate and what I get done.  Achieving a zero inbox has taken a weight off my shoulders and I feel more in control of my time.

Steven Ford, Managing Director, Bulbeck Group

This is the most valuable training I have done in years!  

Rachel Foley-Lewis, Senior Partner, Deloitte Australia

Adapt has helped me and many of my colleagues to improve our effectiveness and sharpen our focus by changing the way we use our technology. Dermot’s approach is straight forward, practical and produces immediate results.

Michael Rose, Chief Executive Partner, Allens Arthur Robinson

Dermot Crowley's Smart Work is an exciting personal productivity game-changer. 7 days on from our Leadership Team of 60 people spending 3 hours with Dermot, it's great to see the buzz during the session translated into a team who are excited to have found a simple and practical way to release their potential and that…

David Smith, Managing Director, Diageo Australia

As someone to whom work organisation does not come naturally, the Smart Work program has changed my life and transformed the way I work every single day. I’m getting more done in less time and getting better outcomes simply because I’m better equipped through better prioritisation and having more time available to spend on activities…

Jeff Harrison, Team Manager, Video Conferencing, CBA

"Dermot makes the concept of improving personal productivity tangible with practical tips that can be implemented immediately. His humble approach to holding up a mirror to the bad habits many of us fall into means that his audience can immediately relate to his stories whilst still feeling inspired to take action."

Richard Burns, General Manager, Customer Experience & Technology, Aussie

The tools we have gained from your course have got me well and truly out of that ‘hurry sickness’ cycle of reactivity. So not only has your course made me more productive, but it might just stop me dropping dead from a stress related heart attack too.

James Redgrove, General Manager - Safety Systems, Dreamworld Australia

Smart Productivity Whitepaper

This whitepaper sets out to provide an overview of the productivity issues that you and your people are facing, day in, day out, and to outline the holistic approach to productivity we take at Adapt to solve these problems.

It demonstrates the need for organisations to move beyond delivering basic time management training when productivity is identified as an area of concern. Productive workers need the right tools, skills and culture to be truly productive. This is our approach.

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Leading Productivity Whitepaper

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