wattsnext has recently introduced a new webinar series called “Tune-Up Tuesday”. Created by our founder, Sue-Ellen (Sel) Watts. The idea around the series is to cover realistic topics, that can assist you or your co-workers, in running a smoother, stress free workday. Which in theory will create a smoother, stress free LIFE!
Over her working career, Sel has taken on all ‘working hats’ within a company. From changing copier paper to currently taking on the concrete jungle that is New York City.
Our first episode of the Tune-Up Tuesday series kicked off yesterday morning, covering the topic: Energy Management.
……and here is a little inside scoop……
With all the hustle and bustle of day-to-day business, do you ever find yourself guilty of one (or more) of the following:
· Running late to meetings, because your completing last minute tasks
· Checking or sending emails outside of work hours (e.g. 12am)
· Forgetting about phone calls or meetings, because you haven’t put them into your calendar? OR,
· Not having the correct information for meetings, leading you an incorrect building or the wrong number.
We have all probably been guilty of one (or more) of these bad habits.
It takes 21 days to break a habit!
So lucky for you, I wrote down some notes from the first session and are going to dish them out:
Colour code your calendar!
Split internal meetings, client meetings, development time, creativity time and personal time into separate colours, so at a quick glance, your calendar gives a easy representation of the day ahead!
Add ‘doing’ time in your calendar.
We tend to only add meetings in calendars. Utilise your calendar by adding in travel time and work time, so you can easily visualise where you have free space.
Control your meetings.
If you need to set a timer, that is okay. By doing this it shows your client you are professional and are respectable of your (and their) time.
Group your time!
You can do this by completing similar tasks in the same time slot (For Example: if you dislike phone calls, group them all together in the morning, this way they will be done and dusted).
Implement these and within 21 days and you will become the most punctual, professional, organised employee within the industry!
“Remember the secret to becoming more productive is not managing your time but managing your energy!”
If you are interested in incorporating a Tune-Up Tuesday series into your workplace, call us on 1300 092 887.
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