Working Smarter

Striking the balance when working remotely or from home

Do you struggle to manage your time or strike a balance when working away from the office? Does working remotely lead to distraction and procrastination? Are you less productive or less effective? Do you often feel as though you are letting somebody down (work or home)?

The session aims to provide practical assistance to anyone working in a remote or agile way who would like to work more productively, effectively and happily whilst maintaining a balance between home life and work life.

A highly interactive session delivered virtually using activities, discussion, reflective scenarios and a practical approach to the application of new skills.

Welcome and Introduction

  • Who’s Who
  • Aims and objectives of the session
  • What is smarter working, why do I need it and how do I get it?

The Fundamentals

  • Understanding the basics of managing your time effectively
  • Prioritising, planning, delegating and reflecting back
  • Procrastination and what gets in the way

Peak Productivity

  • Crafting your schedule – the start and finish line and how to transition
  • Creating a productive workspace
  • Maintaining Focus
  • Processing Decisions – what, when and where
  • Discovering your oasis

Setting the boundaries

  • Managing everyone’s expectations – who and what do I need to consider?
  • Communicating and using virtual meetings productively
  • Managing interruptions and emergencies
  • Responding to “quick” questions

Things to consider

  • What needs to give?
  • Understanding your value
  • Considerations for your own situation