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Do you find yourself distracted or side-lined by busy work? Unable to find what you need when you need? Struggling to execute business and workflow processes quickly and efficiently?
You are not alone! 49% of business professionals express they are unable to keep up with the volume of information they are asked to manage.
The best way to position yourself for business success and less stress is to assure you have created the right set of systems and are equipped with the right tools to to capture, process and manage information effectively.
Creating a Productive Environment in the Digital Age offers a road-map for you to evaluate your current levels of productivity & efficiency, and, more importantly create, improve or leverage them.
Each of the 6 section's feature a video as well as a practical exercise or worksheet purposed to assist you in evaluating and implementing a set of timeless principals and tools to accomplish your work and enjoy your life.
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|Section 1: Creating A Productive Environment in the Digital Age|
This video provides an overview and introduction which defines a "productive environment", three requirements necessary for creating a productive environment and, three steps you will take toward the creation of your own productive environment.
|Section 2: Establishing A Command Center|
This video provides an overview of best practices for creating a physical office area known as "The Command Center" and includes a tool for you to evaluate the layout of your present physical office area.
|Lecture 3||1 page|
Take Action: Download the office zones document and evaluate the physical layout of your current office:
|Section 3: Understanding Timeless Productivity Principles|
This video overviews the key productivity principles of:
1. Today's Mail is Tomorrows Pile
2. Clutter Is Postponed Decisions
3. The File Act Toss System
4. The Art of Wastebaskertry
|Lecture 5||1 page|
Take Action: Download the File Act Toss System:
|Section 4: Establishing Primary Systems to Support Workflow|
This section outlines the systems you need in place to create and maintain a productive environment as well as highlighting resources and tools you can use to evaluate the present stability of your own systems.
|Lecture 7||2 pages|
Take Action: Download the Tickle File Handout:
Learn more about this productivity tool that enhances personal effectiveness and acts as an action management file. While the tickle file is not a one-stop comprehensive system for personal productivity, it does handle time-sensitive items that tend to pile up on your desk and it’s a great tool for managing daily workflow.
|Lecture 8||2 pages|
Take Action: Download the PDF "Evaluate Your Systems"
There are 3 steps to complete within this document. Complete all 3 steps prior to moving ahead to Section 5.
|Section 5: Considering Approaches to Workflow|
In this video you will discover the connection between standardized workflow and your ability to better manage personal workflow.
|Section 6: Conclusion and Next Steps|
This video offers additional tools and suggested next steps for leveraging what you have discovered in this course.
Complete the Productive Environment Scorecard
Take Action: Review Next Action OpportunitiesPreview
Tracy Parks Principal and Founder of Simplicated, LLC is a gifted, engaging and enthusiastic leader, speaker, and experienced trainer, passionate about developing and delivering innovative and practical training and imparting skill development to help business professionals create a productive environment to accomplish their work and enjoy their lives.
Tracy who develops and delivers her own productivity and efficiency curriculum works across industries and in the public/private sector for clients such as Boeing, Genentech, T-Mobile, Mercedes Benz USA and Novartis, Wells Fargo and Xerox, as well as working in the educational arena with colleges such as Clemson University, Oregon State University and Central Oregon Community College. Most recently she has developed on-line curriculum for local and county government agencies as well as community college professional development training in subject matters that include email management, time/task/priority management, and, creating a Productive Environment in the Digital Age.
Having spent 30 years as an educator, entrepreneur and business owner, Simplicated, LLC grew out of Tracy’s desire to share the lessons learned throughout her career. As the founder and owner of five successful small businesses, one which reached 1.3 million dollars in sales during its first fiscal year, she fully appreciates the pressures facing the busy business professional. She success in this era of digital overwhelm will be attributed (in part) by well designed and refined work-flow systems to manage information and by leveraging tools and technology.