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GREAT IDEAS: Smart Work by Dermot Crowley

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MICROSOFT OUTLOOK AND GOOGLE CALENDAR
are designed to centralise, so why not manage your meetings and tasks together? Block out some tasks as events on your calendar so they’re visible, and you can protect your time.
 

DON’T BE AFRAID TO DELETE.
One manager had over 129,000 emails in their inbox! Do you keep your kitchen rubbish “just in case”? Get your email down to zero, and file in one folder.   Then use the search bar.
 

SSSH
People don’t trust that you’ll see their email. So, Send a timely acknowledgement, Set an expectation around When (you’ll get back to them/complete task), Schedule the Action (in your calendar), Hold yourself accountable.
 

PLAN AT A PERSONAL LEVEL.
Invest time in planning your time as well as your business. Planning needs to be regular, and there needs to be thinking time. Prioritise the activities that add the most value.
 

AIM TO SPEND 80% OF YOUR TIME
on activities that contribute to your 3 critical roles (Dermot’s are “Think, Sell, Deliver”). Colour code your calendar to keep visible how much time you’re spending on your three core areas.
 
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR  Dermot Crowley is the founder and director of Adapt Productivity, a training and coaching service in Australia. He created the Smart Work programme, linking productivity theory to technology. 
 

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