Working Smart with Google Apps

Time & Workload Management All States 0.5 day duration

Tame the digital deluge and increase your productivity with practical instruction.

Our proven techniques for effective time management integrate planning, communication, tasks and activities so you can turn your intentions into actions, and your actions into results.

Outcomes

On completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Focus consistently on your priorities
  • Gain control of your inbox and tasks
  • Improve communications
  • Manage your time, tasks and activities
  • Take a ‘business planning’ approach to Google Apps
Unit 1 – Being productive
  • The key elements needed to help you refine your organisational toolkit
  • Identifying the areas of work that add greatest value
  • Understanding prioritisation

With this ‘productivity platform’ in place, you’ll be in a better position to recognise and manage distractions and interruptions, thereby improving your time management.

Unit 2 – Setting yourself up to work smart
  • Exploring the full power of the Google ‘toolbox’
  • Setting up the components that will see you working smarter, with more focus
  • Increasing productivity and eliminating unhelpful habits
Unit 3 – Manage your email effectively
  • Taking control of your emails
  • Managing and prioritising emails for improved productivity
  • Filing and finding your mail
  • Sticking to your priorities regardless of the volume of email traffic
Unit 4 – Managing commitments to enable a sense of achievement
  • The importance of the Google Calendar
  • How to avoid becoming a victim of “planning fallacy”
  • A sense of achievement is possible
Unit 5 – Better results via effective communication and delegation
  • Learning how to plan, capture and follow up effectively on important communications and delegations.
Unit 6 – Priority Planning for Results
  • Discovering how the planning process works for you
  • Becoming more strategic in your daily choices
  • Developing consistency – and a sense of accomplishment

Workgroups or teams, including managers, technical and sales professionals, supervisors, administrators and project leaders who currently use Google’s suite of Apps but are not optimising this powerful time saving tool.

  • ½ day instructor-led, computer-based training session using Gmail and other Google Apps

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