Smart Productivity


Personal and team productivity programs
that change behaviours.



It’s getting harder and harder to stay productive in today’s busy workplace. We have to deal with a deluge of daily emails, overfull meeting schedules and countless distractions that keep us from our most important priorities. We have powerful tools at our fingertips to help us to stay organised, but do we leverage them the way we should?​ ADAPT approaches productivity from two powerful perspectives.

Smart Work focuses on personal productivity, and will help your people to manage their schedule, priorities and information using the technology at their fingertips like MS Outlook and OneNote. Smart Teams will help your team or organisation to create a culture that allows productivity to flourish by reducing email noise, unproductive meetings and ineffective collaboration. 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 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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Smart Work

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 workshop or keynote/conference session.

Smart Teams

Smart Teams will help your team to go beyond personal productivity to enhance team productivity. Create team agreements that reduce email noise, make meetings more effective and increase your productivity every time you collaborate with others. Run as a workshop or keynote/conference session.

Smart Leaders

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. Run as a senior team program, or via 1:1 executive coaching.

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


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

Leading Productivity

How to create a super productive culture

This whitepaper looks at the productivity challenges facing organisations in today’s digital age, and what you can do as a leader to meet these challenges in a practical and effective way. It provides a template to build a ‘Superproductive’ culture that experiences sustained productivity across the whole team.

Leading Productivity Whitepaper

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