Work smarter, not harder

At the very latest since global lockdowns were rolled out due to Covid-19, time and self-management have been more important than ever. Working from Home Office, now back working part of the time in the company, the ability to set priorities as well as the ability to focus on the most important topics –such things have been challenging and overwhelming for many people.

Part 1 of this training provides you with the opportunity to try out tools and methods that enable you to set priorities, better handle your workload and relearn the ability to find flow and really concentrate on one task at a time.

In Part 2 it‘s all about communication. How can you have an honest conversation with your supervisor concerning issues like time pressure, workload, and priorities (when they seem to change daily) without sounding like a complainer or like you are blaming him/her for the situation you are in? In this part of the training you learn conversation techniques which help you mutually solve problems and address sensitive matters.

In part 3 (1-2 days after the training) each participant receives a (virtual) coaching session with the trainer to practice and train the discussion techniques before trying them out in real-life


1.5 Day Training + an individual Coaching Session (á 30 – 45 Minutes with each participant)

Key Elements

Session 1: Tools, methods and approaches for increasing efficiency and improving time management

  • The CDP-ODP Method
  • The Eat the Frog Method
  • Personal KANBAN
  • The 1-Minute-To-Do-List
  • The 60-60-30 Work Rhythm
  • Identifying and eliminating things that steal your time

Session 2: Discussion methods to problem solve with your supervisor

After learning how to structure the day, set priorities and eliminate things that steal or waste time, many employees struggle with how to sit down with their supervisor and discuss workload, set priorities and be honest about stress levels. Some employees fear retribution while others don‘t want to be seen as weak or as complainers – so they choose to say nothing. At the end of the day this is neither good for the employee nor for the employer.

In this session we examine and practice a 3-step approach based on Marshall Rosenberg’s model of Non-Violent Communication. The focus of this session is how to sit down with your supervisor, address such sensitive issues and work together to generate solutions.

Session 3: Individual coaching sessions with each participant

Based on training experience, participants need a 30 – 45 session to practice such personal dialogues with the trainer. If it is not practiced individually and feedback is given, the chances are high that the content will remain theoretical.