The Resource Smart work : centralise, organise, realise : how to boost your productivity in 3 easy steps, Dermot Crowley

Smart work : centralise, organise, realise : how to boost your productivity in 3 easy steps, Dermot Crowley

Smart work : centralise, organise, realise : how to boost your productivity in 3 easy steps
Smart work
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centralise, organise, realise : how to boost your productivity in 3 easy steps
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Dermot Crowley
Organise your way to renewed focus and calm 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. You'll develop a simple and sustainable productivity system to organise your actions, manage your inputs and achieve your outcomes. The highly visual nature of the book helps you quickly grasp the ideas you need most. Like most professionals, you want to do great work and achieve great things. But when half your day is spent on emails, phone calls and 'extra' duties, you rarely get a chance to shine. This book changes that. Get back in control so you can start performing like a star
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Smart work : centralise, organise, realise : how to boost your productivity in 3 easy steps, Dermot Crowley
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  • SMART WORK; Contents; About the author; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; Part I Centralise your actions; Chapter 1 Consolidate your work; Meetings vs tasks; Meeting tools -- the shift from paper to electronic; Task tools -- stuck in the 20th century; Centralise absolutely every action: Centralise all of your actions in one place; Consider -- Capture -- Commit: Get everything centralised ASAP; 1. Consider; 2. Capture; 3. Commit; Types of actions -- hard to soft: Work out the best way to schedule the action; Undated task lists; Loosely scheduled tasks; Date-specific priorities
  • Blocked-out timeMeetings; Zoom in, zoom out: Zoom in and out of your schedule to execute and plan; Use undated task lists: Capture low-priority actions in lists without committing them to a date; Outlook undated tasks; OneNote; Mind maps; Paper notepad; Capture mind clutter: Get it out of your head and into a place you can trust; Chapter 2 Schedule it forward; Reactive zone 1 -- the first minute; Reactive zone 2 -- the last minute; Decide when and schedule: Allocate the resource of time to your priorities to work more proactively
  • Key practice: PrioritisingPart II Organise your inputs; Chapter 4 Reduce the noise; Reduce email noise: Minimise the noise coming into your inbox; Action emails; Information emails; Junk mail; Turn off the alerts: Turn off email alerts on all devices and check email proactively; Check email proactively: Build a proactive routine around checking emails; Batch information emails: Batch information emails such as newsletters and non-critical reports to be reviewed later; Delete decisively: Don't be afraid to delete; Tell them to SSSH: Manage other people's expectations and buy yourself some time
  • Plan your time using a weekly workflow: Zoom out of your schedule to see your meeting and task workloadUse action horizons: Use the horizons of next week and next month to defer less pressing actions; Focus on the start: Be aware of the due date, but manage the start date; Balance your workload: Create a balance between your meeting and task workloads; Don't dilute your task list: If you want your task list to keep you focused, keep it focused; Next steps only, please: Schedule only next-step actions in your task list
  • Track it back: Use your forward schedule to remind yourself about work or information due back from other peopleInformation at your fingertips: Keep relevant information attached to the action in your calendar or task list; This seems like hard work; Chapter 3 Focus your day; Start each day with a daily plan: Get focused for the day ahead; Highlight the critical work: Measure both importance and urgency to define how critical your work is; Manage the change: Your plan will change -- be ready to manage the change; Update the progress: Keep your task list up to date and stay motivated
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