The Smart Teams series will help your team operate in a more mindful and productive way. The complete series can be run for your team over a series of weeks or months to provide a total rethink on how you work together.
We are all striving to get more done, to be more efficient and to deliver good quality work. But even with the most effective personal organisation systems in place, our productivity is very much dependent on those around us. Conversely, their productivity is also dependent on us. Unfortunately this means the productivity of the whole team can be compromised all too easily. Instead of working together in a way that creates work-flow, we are at risk of creating work-friction.
In today’s connected workplace, we need less friction, and more flow. We need to develop a team culture that allows productivity to flourish, and is sustained at high level, over a long period of time. This is important for office-based teams, but especially important for teams that work remotely.
Smart Teams is a powerful series of sessions that will become the catalyst for a cultural change within your team or division. Your team will not only learn how to work better together, but will also walk away with a set of productivity agreements that will drive behaviours and boost productivity, with internal champions helping drive real cultural change.
The series is based on Dermot Crowley’s Smart Teams book, and is built around four productivity cultures that can either raise or ruin the productivity across your team. These are your email culture, meeting culture, collaboration culture and urgency culture. Each session dives into one of these cultures and provides participants with practice strategies they can use to work together more productively.
Each topic is built upon a Productivity Playbook that delivers a set of agreed working behaviors your team can adopt to create a more effective team culture. After all, culture is just a set of group behaviours!
“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
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
“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
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
The Smart Teams series will help your team operate in a more mindful and productive way. The complete series can be run for your team over a series of weeks or months to provide a total rethink on how you work together. Alternatively, you can choose to participate in individual sessions to address specific productivity issues that your team may be facing. Each session can accommodate up to 100 participants.
Sessions can be run as a complete series or individually as required.
Learn how to reduce the level of noise that comes into your collective inboxes.
Email is an efficient communication tool, but when we send and receive too many it becomes a crippling burden. The email noise created within our teams can distract us from our more important priorities, and lead to busy yet unproductive workstyles.
This webinar looks at powerful strategies and agreements that will help reduce the noise levels within your team forever. It will also explore how to improve the quality of communications so that the message can be understood and actioned quickly and easily.
Meetings are often cited as one of the worst drains on corporate productivity.
Meetings are a useful but expensive and resource heavy way to get work done. For many of us, a great deal of our day is spent in meetings, and if they are not operated effectively in a way that produces results, this can cause a massive drain on our productivity.
This webinar will help your team spend less time in meetings, and will ensure that the meetings they do attend are focused and effective. It delivers a set of strategies and agreements that will make your face-to-face and virtual meetings pack a productive punch.
Learning to collaborate productively is critical in today’s workplace.
Today more than ever, we are being asked to collaborate on complex projects, processes and problems with our own teams, with other teams and with a range of stakeholders across our organisation. This collaboration can happen in face-to-face situations, or remotely. The challenge is keeping the work, the progress and the deadlines visible and aligned.
This webinar looks at how you can leverage the power of tools like Microsoft 365, Teams and Planner to collaborate productively with others.
Create a sense of urgency, not senseless urgency.
Sometimes it seems that everything is urgent, and when that is the case, nothing is really urgent. How do we create a sense of urgency without creating senseless urgency? The final webinar in the series is aimed at giving participants practical strategies to get in control of the unproductive urgency in their workplace.
Based on Dermot Crowley’s upcoming book Urgent!, this session will inspire the audience to take control and work to shift the urgency culture within their team. This is not just about dialing down the urgency, but about knowing when and how to dial it up or down in a purposeful way.