Harness technology,
boost productivity.



Our practical productivity programs will help you to:


Effectively manage the deluge of incoming emails, interruptions and distractions


Harness technology to manage your priorities and commitments with ease


Create more time in your day for the important work that makes a real difference


Why Adapt?

Adapt has over 15 years’ experience helping leaders, managers and staff to harness the power of their technology to work more productively.

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

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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

Smart Work – Centralise, Organise, Realise

The best-selling book by Dermot Crowley, published by Wiley

Smart Work is the busy professional’s guide to getting organised in the digital workplace. Are you drowning in constant emails, phone calls, paperwork, interruptions and meeting actions? This book throws you a lifeline by showing you how to take advantage of your digital tools to reprioritise, refocus and get back to doing the important work. You may already have the latest technology, but if you’re still swamped, you’re not using it to your advantage. This useful guide shows you how to leverage the technology you have to centralise your work into one integrated tool. The highly visual nature of the book helps you quickly grasp the ideas you need most. Smart Work is based on the core concepts covered in the Smart Work with MS Outlook training program.

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Find the right program for your team

Smart Work with MS Outlook

Our flagship one-day program combines modern productivity strategies with hands-on practical implementation using MS Outlook. Participants not only learn to work more productively in this session, they actually get organised before they leave, increasing the chances of lasting behavioural change.

Productive Leadership Program

Senior executives have the most to gain by increasing their productivity, yet are the least likely to take the time to upgrade their skills. The Productive Leadership program not only helps them individually to work more effectively, it will help them to create a culture of productivity across the organisation.

Smart Work Conferences

If you are organising a conference or team offsite, and would like to fire it up with a super-practical, engaging and inspiring productivity session, our Smart Work short sessions are perfect. Talk to us about designing a keynote, breakout session or offsite presentation.

The proof is in the pudding

We guarantee you will see immediate results. In a recent survey, these are the results our past participants were still seeing months after the training.


gained at least 30 minutes of
more productive time per day


achieved greater focus on important work


had become less reactive to email


achieved inbox zero on a regular basis


would recommend the training
to others in their organisation

Are you ready to boost the productivity of your team?

Let’s catch up for a coffee, or have a chat on the phone to discuss the range of training, coaching and speaking packages we offer.

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