Personal Organisation - Searchlight Insurance Training

Personal Organisation

Personal organisation is a life skill and once mastered will also operate both inside and outside the workplace. If you are unorganised, frequently interrupted (by people or other tasks), you may feel overwhelmed and cannot plan effectively. In business we are constantly under the pressure of growing workloads, conflicting priorities, juggling our tasks and trying to achieve more with less resources in an increasingly pressured and challenging environment.

This interactive workshop will provide you with the opportunity to review these conflicts objectively and consider practical ways of dealing with them to manage your work both effectively and efficiently.

Level: N/A

Duration: 1 day(s) CII CPD Hours: 6

On successfully completing this workshop you will be able to:

  • identify and address those areas which have a negative effect on your effectiveness and efficiency at work
  • explain the difference between efficiency and effectiveness
  • list five (practical) ways in which to improve personal effectiveness & efficiency and improve productivity
  • identify some sources of stress and consider ways of overcoming these when faced with deadlines
  • effectively plan and set appropriate SMART objectives to meet priorities
  • recognise and deal with procrastination
  • manage interruptions and handle disruptions
  • explain techniques for getting more out of meetings
  • delegate more easily and effectively (if appropriate)
  • outline how technology can support, or hinder, personal organisation
  • What are the objectives of your work role and what do you have ‘on your plate’?
  • Analysing barriers to personal organisation – what gets in the way?
  • Handling distractions and interruptions
  • Developing an effective system of personal organisation and prioritisation
  • Setting goals and clear objectives
  • The importance of developing a positive mental attitude to overcome procrastination
  • Consider ways in which technology and manual systems can support personal organisation and task management
  • Objective and goal setting to manage priorities