Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Establishing the most valuable activities, part of Time Management Fundamentals.
Few people have a work position that requires them…to do only one thing.…Most people have job descriptions…that require them to perform several different activities.…Typically, the smaller the organization,…the wider variety of these activities…you are likely to have.…However, of all the different activities that you perform,…only a couple of them are truly the most valuable.…What do I mean by valuable?…Keep in mind, I am talking about work time only,…not you time.…
For instance, there's no way to put a value…on being a parent, or being a friend to someone else.…But we can very clearly put a value on…what it would cost us to replace certain work activities.…To keep this simple, let's measure the value…of an activity by the amount of money…that you would pay someone else…to perform the same task at the same quality.…That means activities you excel at, the ones that would…cost you the most per hour to pay someone else to do,…the top two, would be your most valuable activities.…
I sometimes call them MVAs for short.…
Learn how to get more done in the shortest time possible and avoid the obstacles and distractions that can get in the way of good time management. Dave gives practical strategies for increasing productivity in three main areas: developing habits to be more organized and reducing clutter in your workspace; staying mentally on task and eliminate the to-dos you have floating in your head; and developing a time budget to get the most done during your workday and focus on your most valuable activities.
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- Finding your productivity style and motivation
- Understanding the principles of time management
- Avoiding the pitfalls of multitasking
- Narrowing your gathering points
- Consolidating email and voicemail accounts
- Practicing mind-clearing techniques
- Choosing and using calendar software
- Saying no with tact
- Mastering the what, when, where processing system
- Processing email vs. checking email
- Maintaining productivity gains
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Q: This course was updated on 07/09/2018. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover understanding the focus-chaos scale, as well as the Microsoft Office option. In addition, the following topic was updated: maintaining your productivity gains.
1. Laying the Productivity Groundwork
2. Obstacle to Productivity
3. Productivity Principle 1: Space
4. Productivity Principle 2: Mind
5. Productivity Principle 3: Time
6. Equipping Yourself for Action
Preparing for action4m 30s
7. Gathering to the Inbox
Preparing to gather2m 46s
8. Understanding Processing
9. Processing Email
10. Your Time Budgeter
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