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.
Program Overview
Designed for In-house groups and teams
Workshop Duration Full-day Workshop
Workshop Size Max 15 participants
Location Onsite
Outcomes
  • Filter & prioritise email and other inputs
  • Create a daily action plan in MS Outlook
  • Manage all activities from one central planning tool
  • Balance meeting and task workload
  • Achieve inbox zero on a regular basis
  • Work more proactively and less reactively
  • Harness the full power of MS Outlook and OneNote
  • Maintain focus in an interruption-driven environment
  • Spend more time on the important stuff
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New technology, same old issues.

How we work and communicate has changed dramatically as newer, faster, better technologies have been developed.  But for all this technology, we are still struggling with the same old issues!

  • How do we prioritise?
  • How do we control the deluge of incoming work?
  • How do we work proactively in a reactive workplace?

Adapt Productivity has developed a powerful method for training people to be more productive.  We blend tested productivity enhancing principles with the power and functionality of MS Outlook. We take the theory and show you how to implement it in the technology. We focus on creating real behavioural change with our practical, hands on training.

But the learning does not stop once the workshop ends. Our follow up online program, Making it Stick, is a blended learning solution that maximises the behavioural change for all attendees.  Participants receive six weekly emails after the workshop. Each email links them to a short video and a whitepaper designed to reinforce the learning and keep them moving forward on the path to increased productivity. We know you will be thrilled with the results.

The proof is in the pudding

We guarantee you’ll get immediate results. Just checkout the stats below collected from our participants of past courses.

90%

gained at least 30 minutes of
more productive time per day

96%

achieved greater focus on important work

97%

increased their ability to manage email

82%

achieved inbox zero on a regular basis

100%

would recommend the training
to others in their organisation

Workshop in detail

This one-day workshop is comprised of six units that help participants to implement the Smart Work system using MS Outlook. The training moves between productivity theory and hands-on practical application in MS Outlook.

1

Introduction

  • Participant expectations
  • The Smart Work productivity system
  • MS Outlook overview
  • Workload centralisation
2

MS Outlook Setup

  • Daily plan and weekly workflow
  • Optimising alerts and notifications
  • Setting up Quick Steps
3

Managing Actions

  • Establishing your daily action plan
  • Working with a proactive schedule
  • Task and calendar management
4

Managing Inputs

  • Noise reduction strategies
  • Efficient filing and retrieving
  • Clearing the Inbox to zero
5

Managing Outcomes

  • Prioritising important work
  • Aligning outcomes with actions
  • Planning for success
6

Next Steps

  • Next steps action plan
  • Changing habits and behaviours
  • Additional resources
  • Making it Stick online program

Clients who’ve benefitted from this program

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

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

Does it sound like your team needs this program?

Let’s catch up for a coffee, or have a chat on the phone. We would like to understand your needs, and we’re sure you would like to know more about our approach.

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