Effective Organisational Skills in the Workplace

Please Note: Seminar times include lunch

In just ½ a day, our experienced lecturer will cover a range of common organisational challenges experienced in the workplace today, and show you what you can do to overcome these challenges. You will gain practical guidelines that you can use immediately to sort through unfiled information and you will be provided with a fool proof system to uncover what is really important and how to decide what items you should keep, action, file or just bin.

Attend this practical seminar and learn how to draw up really effective to-do lists and checklists and get proactive on planning for any eventuality that may arise. In addition, discover how to organise MS Outlook in the most effective way possible, with quick, easy methods for handling emails as soon as they reach your inbox as well as automated filing systems that save loads of time.

This valuable seminar will provide all delegates with real tools and techniques, allowing you to become completely organised - which in turn will make your everyday life significantly less stressed.


Key elements covered during this half day seminar:

  • Discovering a system for deciding which items must be prioritised, set aside or tossed out - and why
  • Using practical techniques to quickly sift through mail and other documents and deciding where to focus
  • How to incorporate an easy-to-use filing system in your everyday life, helping you to find things quickly and easily
  • Ways to conquer your daily workload and gain ground on the "clutter"
  • Efficiently handling all your inbox mails and getting the maximum use of MS Outlook
  • Using planning, goal setting and lists to be more efficient and organised at work 


Course Outline

Weighing it all up

  • Looking at the sum total of your items and the part they play in your life
  • Understanding the real importance of these items
  • Discovering why you have been hoarding
  • Ways of benefiting from making the tough decisions of what should be kept on file and what can be thrown away 


Sifting through the clutter

  • How to gain control over your influx of mail
  • Practical techniques to swiftly and precisely sift through mountains of documents
  • Uncovering the basics for avoiding unnecessary documents


Discovering which filing system best suits you

  • Distinguishing what type of filing system you are currently using
  • How to stick to just one filing system and by doing so, eliminating any possible confusion
  • Painless implementation tips when adopting a new filing system
  • Developing an efficient filing system habit! 


Removal of the stockpile

  • How to manage and organise the new and what to do with the old
  • Procedures for carefully tidying up an accumulation of documents to ensure nothing gets lost
  • How to stay focussed without getting distracted during routine work


Managing MS Outlook

  • Techniques for better organisation and management of your emails
  • Discover how to sort, save and file all of your documents online
  • Learn how to create rules and tasks within MS Outlook


Planning your steps and getting proactive

Discovering why goal setting is so important for increased productivity

  • Defining the 5 steps to goal setting:
    1. Visualise it
    2. Inform others
    3. Put it on the calendar
    4. Be realistic
    5. Remain committed
  • How to draw up a to-do list and sticking to it!
  • Making and using a checklist to avoid any mishaps or oversights
  • Consistently meeting deadlines by:
    1. Setting up an achievable schedule
    2. Closely following the process
    3. Creating reminders


Who Should Attend

Any staff member who needs leadership training to progress to a leadership role or who is about to embark on a new leadership assignment.


To Register

You can register for this seminar by clicking on the "Book Now" buttons above, alternatively please call Kathryn on 011 454 5505 or email her kathryn@seminarwarehouse.co.za


What You're Going to Get

Each seminar is run in the morning at venues in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Delegates attending receive bound reference notes, tea, coffee and snacks on arrival and at the break. After the course, delegates receive a sit down lunch as well as a Certificate of Attendance.