While a senior executive’s role will always be busy, it is getting harder and harder to stay focused and productive in our meeting and email driven workplaces. Of course, you have resources to help. You may have an EA, and all the latest technology at your fingertips. But are you leveraging these resources in a way that allows you to focus on the really critical actions that get results?
Simply learning how to use tools like MS Outlook or mobile devices does little to harness their potential. To be more productive in the modern workplace a senior executive must first adopt effective workload and time management practices, and then harness the technology to support those efforts. These productivity practices need to be up to date and relevant to the 21st century workplace.
Based on the best-selling book Smart Work, Adapt’s Executive Productivity Coaching is a powerful method for helping senior executives work more productively using technology, and to build a productive partnership with their EA.
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.
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“Dermot has been guiding our team through ‘Smart Work’ and ‘Smart Teams’ for just over two years. The strength and clarity of his knowledge and personal work practices flow into his books and training, and our results have been transformational. Team members experience a much greater sense of control and ease in their work days,…Lesley McKay, General Manager Tasmania, The Smith Family
“While we all aspire individually to work smarter, it is not until you shift an entire team to achieve this that you realise the true scale and benefits. Smart Teams is an excellent reference for leaders and individuals alike. Allowing you to not only develop good habits, but more importantly create a team culture of…Paul Gracey, Director-Printing Systems, HP
"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
“Dermot presented at our recent Area Manager conference in the Gold Coast. Dermot delivered on the brief perfectly, and presented a tailored session that was both inspirational and instructional. I believe that his practical approach to productivity will ensure that my team actually implement what they have learnt.”Angus Sullivan, Executive General Manager, Retail Sales & Service, CBA
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
We have found working with Dermot Crowley extremely rewarding. As a team we have developed a new operating rhythm, a common language for efficiency practices and gained collective and individual insights into our optimal working styles. We have collectively been so impressed with what we have learnt that we have requested Dermot continue to work…Justine Cain, Divisional General Manager, Medibank
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
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
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
Dermot is a true professional who unlocks time by smart use of technology together with tried and true time management principles.Kathleen Bailey-Lord, Group GM Shared Services, ANZ Bank
Dermot’s workshop and 1 on 1 coaching was life changing for my team and me. Personally, I have regained at least 16 hours each week, and my team have become evangelists, converting everyone they meet to their new approach to email and task management.Fiona Geddes, General Manager Direct Channels Support, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
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